Lectures in other cities 

Microbes – rapid analysis of outbreaks

Fes: Thursday 4th October; 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Casablanca: Friday 5th October 10:30am-12:00pm


Detailed Schedule

Monday, October 1st Speaker   Refreshment Session
Session 1   Introducing NCBI tools and Resources
 09:00 T. Tatusova NCBI Introduction
 09:15 T. Tatusova What’s new and what’s in the future
 09:30 W. Matten Resources and tools overview
 10:15  Coffee Break
 10:30 W. Matten Text searches (followed by tutorial)
 11:15 T. Tatusova Introduction to alignment algorithms
 12:00 W. Matten Similarity searches (followed by tutorial)
 12:45 Lunch
Session 2   NCBI famous tools
 14:00 W. Matten Similarity searches through users view
 14:30   Formal Opening Session
 15:00 Coffee break
 15:15 Y. Soulmi Text searches –Entrez – hands on
 16:00 I. Allali Similarity searches – BLAST– hands on
 16:45 – 17:30 W. Matten Genome Workbench
Tuesday, October 2nd  Special sessions 
Session 3   Clinical Resources and NCBI Genome projects
 09:00 W. Matten Clinical Resources
 09:30 W. Matten Epigenomics and Genome Variation
 10:00 W. Matten Gene Tests Registry
 10:30 Coffee break
 10:45 T. Tatusova Genome Projects:  BioProject , BioSample, Genome, Assembly, Annotation
 11:30 T. Tatusova Metagenome Projects: targeted markers, genome, transcriptome, dbGaP
 12:30 Lunch
Session 4   Gene and Genome analysis
 14:00 T. Tatusova Gene prediction algorithms algorithms & Annotation pipeline
 14:45 H. Ghazal Visualization tool
 15:30 – 16:30 T. Tatusova Viral Variation analysis – RefSeq Target Microbes – rapid analysis of outbreaks
  19:00 – 22:00   Social Event : Gala Dinner
Wednsday, October 3rd  
Session 5   NLM Medical Information Resources
 09:00 S. M’seffar Medical information search – NLM resources
 10:30 Coffee break
11:00 S. M’seffar Medical Information Search : Hands-on
12:30 Lunch
Session 6 Genome Perspectives
 14:00 S. M’seffar Medical Information Search through Examples
 15:30 Coffee break
 16:00 M. Benhafid ASM Presentation
 16:45 H. Ghazal Moroccan Perspectives in Genomics
 17:00 – 17:30   Closing Session


Formal opening session

Dr. Ghazal Hassan, University Mohammed First

Pr. Barahioui Mohammed, Minister Advisor for Health Education and Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Research


Dr. Tatiana Tatusova, NCBI, NLM, NIH: The big data inititative

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