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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

All in-person workshops will be held in one of the three computer classrooms located on the Lower Level of the library. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email containing instructions for joining the session online.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

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This workshop will inform you about using cloud based biomedical data analysis environments. Hands on instruction will be given for using Galaxy, an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. The goal for the workshop is to teach you the ins and outs of using Galaxy. This includes loading data, using genome builds, the tool interface, filtering, sorting, and combining datasets, generating statistics, and Galaxy's History, Workflow and sharing support.

July 20, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

Open ImmPort is a resource for searching and downloading shared biomedical research data funded from NIAID DAIT and DMID, and other NIH and non-government funding agencies. IMMPORT provides flow cytometry data analysis tools and workflow management to researchers and is powered by the Galaxy project. In this workshop Open Immport will be used to analyze flow cytometry data which is publicly available. Some familiarity with the Galaxy user interface is recommended although not required. Workshop participants will go through loading, analyzing and visualizing flow cytometry data.

August 24, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to 3D modeling bone segmentation from a CT scan and preparing the model for 3D printing. The anonymized data and software used in the workshop are all freely available online. Participants will also tour the library's 3D printers in the Innovation Space. No prior experience is necessary.

July 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   
July 26, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

This hands-on workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

September 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
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3D Printing is being quickly adopted in health sciences and healthcare for both educational, research, and clinical purposes. In this workshop you will learn where to find and download 3D model files online and learn the steps to take to ensure that the file can actually be printed including scaling and checking for non-manifold geometry issues. This workshop will also provide an introduction on how to operate the Makerbot Replicator 2X and Afinia H480 3D Printers which can be used at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

July 25, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
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Image J is open-source software used for scientific image processing and analysis. This workshop will explain how to get set up with the software and its features. Workshop participants will go through, step-by-step and learn how to use the software interface. Using the software, participants will analyze a gel to determine the relative band intensity, a routine practice in the lab.

July 25, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop introduces command line tools to manage genomic data for people who are new to the command line. In this workshop attendees will learn basic commands to manage files and folders, search across large files quickly to find information, and practice with real genomic data.

June 27, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor s : JP Courneya    Brian Zelip   

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. RefWorks is free to all UMB, Faculty, Students, and Staff. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import citations into your account, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.

August 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
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The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is the NCBI tool for finding regions of similarity between biological sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. This workshop which will be mainly hands-on will teach you to use BLAST’s search programs for nucleotide and protein, setting parameters, interpreting search results, and linking out to NCBI content related to searches performed. We will also cover setting up a MyNCBI account. This course is open to anyone interested in learning to use BLAST but previous familiarity working with biological sequences is encouraged.

June 13, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop will introduce you to Biomart; a community driven project that provides free software and data services to the international scientific community in order to foster scientific collaboration and facilitate the scientific discovery process. During the workshop you will be familiarized with using the Biomart interface learn about the software which can be loaded on to your computer and practice retrieving datasets.

August 10, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya