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HSLS MolBio Workshops: Genetic Variation

Information about hands-on bioinformatics classes

Workshop Objective

This is a 4½ hour workshop. The morning session (10 am - 12 pm) provides a brief overview of human genetic variations with the introduction to various genetic variation databases (dbSNP, ClinVar, HGMD, COSMIC, TumorPortal, gnomAD, and RegulomeDb). 

The afternoon session (1 pm - 3:30 pm) covers variant identification using the HSLS-licensed software CLC Genomics Workbench, how to use bioinformatics tools for functional analysis of mutations, and open-access web tools such as Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor and wANNOVAR.

Target Audience:

Experimental biologists seeking to identify genetic variations from Whole Exome or Whole Genome Sequencing data. The software covered in the workshop operates through a user-friendly, point-and-click graphical user interface, so neither programming experience nor familiarity with the command line interface is required.




Please include the following statement in the acknowledgments section for all publications, posters, and presentations: 

CLC Genomics Workbench software licensed through the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh was used for data analysis.

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