This looks like being a very useful webinar for researchers working across a whole range of molecular biology disciplines. Everyone “kinda knows” how to use BLAST, but there are always tools and capabilities hidden in such resources that we don’t know (“known unknowns,” you might say).
The tools are indispensable when planning genomics experiments, including for qPCR, NGS, and CRISPR. In this presentation, Dr Matt McNeill, from Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), will take a practical look at getting started with the wealth of NCBI tools, and share some relevant tips to help you sift through the tools and options that IDT regularly use. In particular, he will focus on commonly adjusted parameters that will allow you to more effectively use the powerful Basic Local Alignment Algorithm Tool (BLAST) to identify off-target hybridization/annealing events. Dr McNeill will cover practical examples using NCBI tools to design assays and, following the presentation, we will answer questions from attendees.
|Tuesday, August 23, 2016|
|Session 1: 9:00 am CDT (UTC-5 hours)|
Session 2: 1:00 pm CDT (UTC-5 hours)