NCBI Discovery Class: Introduction to BLAST
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, hosts approximately 40 online literature and molecular biology databases. Please join us for the following training opportunities featuring NCBI resources and services.This webinar is sponsored by the Library and the Office of Research.
Faculty and scientists from DMU and other Iowa universities.
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of similarity between biological sequences. In this session you will learn the important features and practical aspects of using the NCBI BLAST service.
Peter Cooper, PhD
Staff Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Dr. Cooper directs the scientific outreach and training program for the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Cooper has
conducted and developed training courses for biologists in the use of NBCI molecular databases and has provided scientific user support for the NCBI since 1998. Prior to joining the NCBI, Dr. Cooper pursued diverse biological research interests including peptide neurochemistry, marine environmental toxicology, and taught biology and chemistry. Dr. Cooper earned a BS from Virginia Tech, a MA in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary, School of Marine Science in 1996.
Dr. Coper indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Continuing Education Credit
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.false DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 2-A CME credit(s).
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)