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Research Week: UNIX for Biologists, Part 2: Longleaf

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ability to operate in a command line environment is becoming increasingly valuable in the genomics era. This workshop and the earlier “UNIX for Biologists, Part 1: Introduction” workshop are designed for experimental biologists who want to familiarize themselves with UNIX. This workshop will introduce UNC-Chapel Hill resources available to bioscience researchers and will focus primarily on resources on the “Longleaf” compute cluster operated by UNC ITS-Research Computing. After a quick recap of basic file/folder operations used in a UNIX environment, we will cover how to move files between the server and a local computer. We will introduce the “Longleaf” compute cluster and the module-based software used for managing jobs on the cluster. Finally, participants will learn to use two basic bioinformatics tools (NCBI BLAST and UCSC BLAT) on the command line on the Longleaf cluster and how to access UNIX/Linux systems via a graphical user interface (X-Win32, XQuartz).

For more class details, including important account prerequisites, please visit:  http://guides.lib.unc.edu/bioinformatics/bbtworkshopdescriptions

For details and to register, visit:  http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/hub/classes.

NOTE:  You have the option to attend this class in-person OR online via Blackboard Collaborate.  Register for the appropriate attendance option at the link above – the online attendance option for the class has “(Online)” in the title.


October 11
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Health Sciences Library
335 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Hemant Kelkar
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