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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) presents NCBI PowerScripting, a 4-day course including both lectures and computer workshops on effectively using the NCBI Entrez Programming Utilities (E-utilities) within scripts to automate search and retrieval operations across the entire suite of Entrez databases.
Location: Lister Hill Center (Bldg 38A), NLM, NIH, Bethesda, MD
During the course, participants will learn how to do the following:
The course is intended for bioinformatics and information specialists who are interested in accessing NCBI data in an automated fashion. A working knowledge of NCBI resources and the Perl scripting language is required. No knowledge of SOAP or C# is assumed.
The course consists of a series of lectures and associated computer workshops over 3 days, followed by a morning of discussions, an NCBI tour and an optional afternoon session for individual consultations. Participants will program using Perl 5.8 and Visual Studio C# on Windows XP laptops. NCBI will provide all necessary hardware and software.
Revised February 28, 2008
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