A webinar on functional genomics, hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 9. Attendees can watch the webinar from their own computer or in Terrell Library 20E. Registration is available online.

In functional-genomics studies, researchers seek answers to biological questions by utilizing high-throughput methodology. NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and associated databases archive metadata, raw and processed data from such studies. For example, researchers deposit to GEO data from gene-expression arrays and various genome-wide techniques coupled with next-generation sequencing (HiC-seq, DNase-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, RIP-seq and CLIP-seq) and more.

The webinar will be taught by Majda Valjavec-Gratian, a biologist with more than 15 years of wet-bench research experience.