Skip Navigation Bar

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

NLM logo

NCBI Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources

This three-day course, offered by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on April 2-4, 2008, was recorded for your use. Full course information is available on the course Web site. The recordings (in .mp4 format, recorded using Adobe Connect™) and transcripts are linked below, with links to the appropriate modules on the course Web site.

The course instructors were David Osterbur, Access and Public Services Librarian, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Kristine Alpi, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC. The recordings were made possible by the efforts of the National Training Center and Clearinghouse (now the NNLM Training Office) and staff of Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Note that there may be periods of silence in the recordings during class exercises. Please use the slider bar at the bottom of your video player to skip over silences.

Day 1 (Wednesday, April 2, 2008)

Recording I
Introduction, Module 1: Molecular Biology Review to Gene Expression (1 hour, 24 minutes)

Recording II
Module 1: Molecular Biology Review, Genetic Variation (Polymorphisms)
, Module 2: Types of Databases (0:36:35) (1 hour, 15 minutes)

Recording III
Videos from Module 1 (no sound, view these directly: Online Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project and skip to 0:16:40), Question about mutations; Module 3: Format of Sequence Record (0:21:02, see Sample GenBank Record) (1 hour, 28 minutes)

Recording IV
from Module 3: Format of Sequence Record to Module 4: Entrez (0:34:25), Mastery Exercise (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Day 1 Transcript

Day 2 (Thursday, April 3, 2008)

Recording V
Module 5: BLAST (NOTE: Missing beginning of lecture) (19 minutes)

Recording VI
Module 5: BLAST (cont.) using slides from NCBI Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Information Specialists, Similarity Searching (1 hour, 2 minutes) and continuing with Biotechniques Publication

Recording VII
Module 5: BLAST (cont.) continuing example from Biotechniques Publication to end of module (1 hour, 22 minutes)

Recording VIII
Module 6: Structures (1 hour, 50 minutes)

Day 2 Transcript

Day 3 (Friday, April 4, 2008)

Recording IX
Parameters in BLAST, Module 7: Genes (0:05:50), Module 8: Genomes and Maps (1:08:00) to Genome Sequencing (1 hour, 53 minutes)

Recording X
Module 8: Genomes and Maps (cont.) from Genome Assembly to Mastery Exercise (1 hour, 8 minutes)

Recording XI
Module 8: Genomes and Maps (cont.), clarification on Promoter Region, Module 9: User Questions through end of course (2 hours, 22 minutes)

Day 3 Transcript