Genome Browsers and using UCSC genome Browser tools

March 22, 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia


Genome Browsers and using UCSC genome Browser tools

This workshop will provide an overview of different types of browsers and a detailed hands on tutorial on the UCSC genome browser, illustrating a number of tools. We will use example data to demonstrate how to make and upload custom tracks on the UCSC genome browser and use the Table browser to retrieve the genomic positions for targets of interest for a custom bed file.

You will also learn how to load and view publically available RNAseq data in the Integrative Genome Browser (Broad Institute) and visualize the individual reads of NGS data.


All participants are expected to have a good understanding of molecular Biology.

The workshop is aimed at bench researchers with no coding/programming skills who wish to learn how to utilise online data and resources to refine their biological research questions and discovery.