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NTCC Teaches Molecular Biology Information Resources Class at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse will be teaching Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, January 9-11, 2008. This class is only taught by National Library of Medicine/ National Center for Biotechnology Information personnel.

This three-day course provides an introduction to four domains of information generated by the field of molecular biology:

Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences
Three-Dimensional Structures
Complete Genomes and Maps

An overview of search systems available at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), with particular focus on Entrez, emphasizes how your current search skills apply to molecular biology databases. The course also introduces more technical search systems, including BLAST and Map Viewer, as well as the Cn3D viewer for three-dimensional protein structures. The course format combines lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience, and concludes with a discussion of various levels of molecular biology information services provided by librarians. Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources is a free class and is awarded 20 MLA continuing education credits.

A separate Field Guide Course is specifically designed for Principal Investigators, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Students and others in the life sciences who work with biological sequence data. For a description of the Field Guide and a list of upcoming classes, please click on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/FieldGuide.

To register: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html

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