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Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 17 to May 8, 2020

Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 17 to May 8, 2020. NLM Tech Bull. 2019 Nov-Dec;(431):b11

2019 December 09 [posted]

Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics!

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to open registration for the fifth cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 30 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and bi-monthly learning opportunities. This fifth cohort of the course will run January 17 to May 8, 2020.

There are four major due dates to successfully complete this course:

Pre-Work: January 31, 2020
Part I: February 28, 2020
Part II: April 3, 2020
Part III: May 8, 2020

Subject Matter Experts for this course include: Peter Cooper, PhD and Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Pre-work

Week 1 (Jan 17-24): Genetics Basics
Week 2 (Jan 27- 31): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (February 3-7): Introduction
Week 4 (February 10-14): Molecular Biology Techniques
Week 5 (February 17-210: NCBI Nucleotide
Week 6 (February 24-28): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (March 2-6): NCBI Gene
Week 8 (March 9-13): Basics of Proteins
Week 9 (March 16-20): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases
Week 10 (March 23-27): Clinical Applications
Week 11 (March 30- April 3): Catch Up Week

Part 3

Week 12 (April 6-10): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics
Week 13 (April 13-17): What's Next in Genomic Research
Week 14 (April 20-24): Synthesis
Week 15 (April 27-May 1): Synthesis and Evaluation
Week 16 (May 4-8): Additional catch up days (if needed)

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications-3

Note: Registration closes on January 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 60 participants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference is given to librarians or information specialists who are U.S. citizens or residents of the United States. Note that when registering, you will be automatically wait-listed and contacted by NNLM via email about your enrollment.

For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office.

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