UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

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UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

By UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute & Gladstone Institutes

When and where

Date and time

Monday, January 28, 2019 · 9am - 5pm PST


Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium & N-114 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158


The UCSC Genome Browser is a powerful web-based tool for interacting with genome assemblies of many organisms. This workshop will introduce you to the wealth of data contained in the browser and related databases, and will allow you to integrate and compare results of your genomic and transcriptomic experiments.

The main morning session, held in Byers Auditorium, will feature a tutorial on UCSC Genome Browser essentials. The afternoon session, held in Genentech N-114, will feature more in-depth, hands-on training and is limited to a smaller number of participants.

Prior experience with the Browser is not necessary for attendees, though it is recommended, as the instruction will progress to cover some more advanced topics. Overall, instruction for the workshop will be at the intermediate level.

This workshop will feature topics including:

■ Loading your own data and integrating them with Browser-resident data

■ Prediction of the biochemical results of variants

■ Viewing the genome in exon-only mode

■ Pathways

■ Precomputed CRISPR probes

■ Using a large database of known variants

■ Saving and sharing Browser sessions

■ Exporting high-resolution images

Workshop Agenda

9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Session: UCSC Genome Browser essentials
Byers Auditorium

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break (lunch provided)

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Hands-on Browser interactive training*
Genentech N-114, just across from Byers Auditorium

* please bring your own laptop & power charger

About the organizer

The emerging field of precision medicine demands a new approach to research that harnesses the power of data science. This requires biomedical researchers and practicing clinicians with skills in quantitative and computer sciences as well as modern computing and data infrastructure to support relevant research activities and implement findings in clinical practice. The UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute is working to build a foundation of faculty and knowledge assets in computational health sciences and bring together a community of thinkers interested in this emerging field. Our initiatives are focused on enhancing education and infrastructure as well as building community with the goal of advancing computational health sciences in research, practice, and education—in support of precision medicine for all.


Based in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the Gladstone Institutes is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures.

At Gladstone, over 350 scientists and trainees use visionary science and technology in cardiovascular biology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell biology to overcome unsolved diseases. They are supported by cutting edge core facilities and essential administrative partners.