A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST

  • NCBI BLAST: Learn about accessing from the Entrez sequence databases; the new genome BLAST service quick finder; organism limits and other filters; formatting options and downloading options; and TreeView displays.

    Presented April 29, 2016.

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    IIHG Intro to Kallisto for RNA-Seq

  • A brief introduction to the theory and method underlying kallisto for transcript quantification of RNA-Seq data.

    This screencast is from our IIHG MiniCourse training series on bioinformatic methods for U Iowa researchers.

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    MAFFT/MAFFTash: Web services for structure-informed multiple sequence alignment

  • Topic: MAFFT/MAFFTash: Web services for structure-informed multiple sequence alignment
    Presenters: Kazutaka Katoh and Daron Standley, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University

    Host: Andrew Morin
    Recorded on July 17, 2014

    NCBI NOW, Lecture 7, Using BLAST for Genomic Analysis

  • Topic: Using BLAST for Genomic Analysis

    Presenter: Tom Madden

    UCSF Chimera

  • Topic: Analyzing Molecular Assemblies with UCSF Chimera"
    Presenter: Tom Goddard, Programmer/Analyst, Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics, UCSF

    Host: Jason Key
    Recordeed on February 7, 2013

    Using FastQC to check the quality of high throughput sequence

  • FastQC is an application which reads raw sequence data from high throughput sequencers and runs a set of quality checks to produce a report which allows you to quickly assess the overall quality of your run, and to spot any potential problems or biases.

    This video demonstrates the use of FastQC to analyse some sequence data and goes through the results to explain what a good dataset looks like, and what sort of problems you might encounter.

    Using IGV Browser for Variants and Next Generation Sequencing (Part 1)

  • This video demonstrates how to use IGV browser for a custom genome and dataset, how to use the launch tool, how to import a genome and annotations, and how to import a dataset. Also shown: how to navigate, search, and annotate regions of interest.