Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

Exploring the Relationship Between Two Eukaryotic Genomes Using the Comparative Genome Viewer

Exploring the Relationship Between Two Eukaryotic Genomes Using the Comparative Genome Viewer

 When: Jul. 13th, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning Level: Any

To Know

Online Webinar
Presented By:
Wayne Matten, PhD
This class has ended.

About this Class

The Comparative Genome Viewer (CGV) is a visualization tool that helps you quickly compare two genomes based on assembly-assembly alignments provided by NCBI. CGV includes eukaryotic (animal, plant and fungal) assemblies, and many cross-species comparisons. You can view chromosome-scale rearrangements, search for genes, and display aligned regions at the sequence level.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Compare the human T2T CHM3 assembly to the current reference assembly, GRCh38.14
  • Explore the extent of gene order conservation (synteny) between two organisms
  • Transfer a viewed region to the Genome Data Viewer where you can expand your analysis
  • View pairwise alignment at the sequence level
  • Download a FASTA alignment file for a region, or download complete whole genome alignment data
  • Generate a scalable vector graphics image (SVG) of your current view

This online, interactive workshop is designed for any life scientist, including research students and educators, who want to visually compare genomes to gain biological insight and share these insights with others.  Some familiarity with genomics vocabulary and concepts is recommended for attendees.

Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. If you register to apply, you will be notified of your application status approximately 2 weeks before the scheduled event.

We recommend having access to a stable internet connection and modern web browser on a laptop or desktop computer to be able to successfully participate in the hands-on exercises.

Please see our FAQs page for more information and if you still have questions about the NCBI Outreach Events program or this specific workshop, email us at .