Please see forwarded message below.

Thank you.

Tiffany Sandstrum
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, MS 5B3
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-993-8449  Fax: 703-993-8976

From: Fatah Kashanchi
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:15 PM
To: Tiffany C Sandstrum
Subject: Free NCBI Course!

Fatah Kashanchi, Ph.D. 
Director of Research 
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
Professor of Microbiology 
George Mason University 
Discovery Hall, Room 182
10900 University Blvd.  MS 1H8
Manassas, VA  20110 
Phone:  703-993-9160 
Fax:  703-993-7022
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Subject: HELP: Publicize Free NCBI Course!
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:40:24 +0000
From: Morris, Rana (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E] <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Fatah,


It’s Rana from NCBI. I was hoping that you might be able to help me with something.


We’re running one of our free NCBI Discovery Workshops in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if you happened to have access to a listserv or an Emailing list that you could send a message out to interested parties?  The message is appended below.


It’s free, just an easy trip up the Red Line, and a good excuse to visit the NIH campus…..







NCBI Discovery Workshops at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD


On July 30th & 31st, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is presenting a free two-day hands on workshop covering practical aspects of using the molecular biology databases and tools available at the at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The course is free but registration is required.


For details and course registration see the Discovery Workshops page: 


Day 1:

Sequences, Genomes, and Maps - (

Proteins, Domains, and Structures - (

Day 2:

NCBI BLAST Services - (

Human Variation and Disease Genes - (     


Time will be available on both days for individual consultations on using NCBI resources to solve specific research problems.



Time and Place:


July 30-31, 2013 - 8:30 AM - 5 PM


Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

National Institutes of Health – Main Campus

Medical Center Metro Station – Red Line

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD  20894


NOTE: Laptop Computer requirement - participants must provide their own network-ready laptop pre-configured, or configurable for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and have a standard Web browser installed. NCBI software (Cn3D) will be installed on the laptops during the course.