New CE Offering!

The NYU Health Sciences Libraries is pleased to announce two full-day bioinformatics workshops for health sciences librarians in New York City and the surrounding areas. Attendees will receive 8 MLA continuing education credits for each workshop. Details and registration information for each workshop are below.

Foundations of Bioinformatics and Searching

The major goal of this course is to provide the fundamentals for library-based bioinformatics products and services decision-making and implementation. It encompasses visualizing bioinformatics end-user practice, resource identification and collection, and acquisition of bioinformatics search competencies.

The morning Bioinformatics Overview and Resources will cover bioinformatics practice in end-user communities, its databases, tools and scholarly literature, resource evaluation and authority, and strategies to locate peer-reviewed databases and tools.

The afternoon Searching and Molecular Biology Vocabulary Module will concentrate to developing effective bioinformatics search strategies from within the NCBI resources, by making use of the unique and robust NCBI Entrez search engine (sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s programming script search tool”). In the process, participants will develop a working molecular biology vocabulary related to genes, proteins and organisms, as well as acquire knowledge of the various bioinformatics file formats.

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30pm
Location:    NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York
Instructor: Diane Rein, PhD, MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Information Resources Librarian, University at Buffalo
Fee: $20.00 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch) Payment due upon arrival at workshop.  Checks are preferred.

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