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Navigating the GDC - A Case Study

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Web Conference
Michael Fitzsimons, GDC Director of User Services and Outreach, University of Chicago (UChicago)
Dr. Zhenyu Zhang, GDC Co-Principal Investigator, University of Chicago (UChicago)

The GDC webinar series is meant to educate users on the features and tools available in the GDC. "Navigating the GDC - A Case Study" introduces many of the GDC tools available by focusing on exploring mutations found in the tumor suppressor gene TP53.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for bioinformaticians who are interested in using the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) and supporting tools to access and analyze cancer genomics data. General experience in genomic research and bioinformatics is recommended.


The Navigating the GDC - A Case Study webinar is the first webinar in a series of NCI GDC Webinars. This webinar will help introduce users to the different GDC tools and data types that are available to support cancer genomic analysis. As an example, we will identify common p53 mutations in colon cancer in the GDC cBioPortal, verify mutation calls using BAM slicing in the GDC Data Portal, and investigate the impact of mutations on RNA-Seq expression. In the process we will also highlight the GDC Data Transfer Tool, harmonized clinical data, and the GDC API.

Included Topics
  • Data Access, Retrieval, and BAM Slicing using the GDC Data Portal
  • Data Analysis using the GDC cBioPortal
  • Data Download using the GDC Data Transfer Tool
  • Data access using the GDC API
  • RNA-Seq Expression Analysis
Webex Information

GDC Webinar: Navigating the GDC - A Case Study

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • 12:00 pm    |    Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)    |    1 hr
  • Meeting number (access code): 737 084 805
  • Meeting password: Jbsp7ZZ?

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