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Featured RGD Video Tutorials

OLGA- Object List Generator and Analyzer

The purpose of OLGA is to build lists for rat genes, QTLs and strains. OLGA can also be used to query human and mouse genes and QTLs. Search for genomic data annotated to specific diseases, conditions and other queries. Multiple searches will allow you to refine your final result list to use for your own analysis or to send to another tool on the RGD website. This step-by-step instructional tutorial will walk you through the OLGA tool and explain terms in detail.

PhenoGen Informatics Genome/Transcriptome Data and Browser

RGD has been providing links from our gene pages to the PhenoGen Informatics Genome/Transcriptome Data Browser, but there's a good chance you don't know all there is to know about the tool. Want more information about how to use it so you can get the most out of its data and functionality? This informative hands-on workshop video is just the tutorial to help you with that!

Click here to access RGD's Rat Community Videos page.  This page includes all of the tutorial videos that RGD has produced, plus other videos of interest to rat researchers.
 Conference Watch
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology: From Model Organisms to Human Health, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK - October 28-30, 2015; Abstract and Bursary Deadline: September 16, 2015
Genome Informatics, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA - October 28-31, 2015; Abstract Deadline: August 14, 2015
29th International Mammalian Genome Conference,Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, Yokohama, Japan - November 8-11, 2015
AMIA Annual Symposium, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA - November 14-18, 2015; Submission Deadline: March 12, 2015
Rat Genomics & Models Conference, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA - December 9-12, 2015; Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2015
The 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA - December 12-16, 2015; Abstract Deadline: August 5, 2015
Keystone Symposia - Cytokine JAK-STAT Signaling in Immunity and Disease, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA - January 10-14, 2016; Abstract Deadline: October 20, 2015
Keystone Symposia - Purinergic Signaling, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - January 24-28, 2016; Abstract Deadline: October 29, 2015
Global Technology Community 14th Annual Cytokines & Inflammation Conference, San Diego, CA, USA - January 25-26, 2016; Abstract deadline: December 25, 2015
Keystone Symposia - Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada - February 7-11, 2016; Abstract Deadline: November 9, 2015
Keystone Symposia - The Cancer Genome, Banff, Alberta, Canada - February 7-11, 2016; Abstract Deadline: November 9, 2015
Keystone Symposia - G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Structure, Signaling and Drug Discovery, Keystone, CO, USA - February 21-25, 2016; Abstract Deadline: November 19, 2015
Human Genome Meeting - Translational Genomics, Hilton Americas, Houston, TX, USA - February 28-March 2, 2016; Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2015
Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA - March 13-17, 2016; Abstract deadline: October 7, 2015
AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science, Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA - March 21-24, 2016; Submission deadline: September 24, 2015
Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA - April 2-6, 2016; Abstract deadline: November 5, 2015
9th International Biocuration Conference, Geneva, Switzerland - April 10-13, 2016; Abstract Deadline: TBA
Metabolic Pathway
RGD releases the cardiolipin metabolic pathway. Click here to explore this important system.
Cytoscape Gene-
Disease Displays
RGD announces Cytoscape format displays of gene-disease relationships for miRNA target genes. Click here for more.
Mitochondrial Autophagy
and Dynamics Pathways
RGD publishes pathway diagram pages for mitochondrial autophagy and dynamics. Click here to explore.
Video Tutorial
RGD releases a new video tutorial for the Object List Generator and Analyzer Tool. Click here to access the video.
New Pathway
Database Pipeline
RGD releases the Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB) Annotation Import Pipeline. Click here for details
Round 5
Applications are now being accepted by the MCW Gene Editing Rat Resource Center, round 5. Click here for more information.
Mitochondrial Protein
Import Pathway
RGD releases the mitochondrial protein import pathway. Click here to explore this complex system.
New Assembly Gene
Comparisons Available
RGD announces new quarterly-updated downloadable files of gene comparisons between genome assemblies. Click here for details.
 Latest News
    11/23 - RGD releases the interactive pathway page for the mitochondrial protein import pathway
    11/20 – RGD releases Cytoscape charts displaying disease relationships of miRNA target genes
    11/6 - RGD announces the Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB) Annotation Import Pipeline
    10/29 - RGD releases new OLGA-Object List Generator and Analyzer Video Tutorial
    10/28 - RGD members featured in Medical College of Wisconsin promotional video
    10/19 - RGD releases two interactive diagram pages for the mitochondrial autophagy and mitochondria dynamics pathways, two intimately connected networks
    09/28 - RGD publishes an interactive diagram page for the cardiolipin metabolic pathway
    08/31 - RGD releases four interactive diagram pages for doxorubicin drug and related pathways in a pathway suite
    08/26 - Registration is now open for the 2015 Rat Genomics and Models meeting
    08/10 - RGD releases the DNA Damage Response pathway suite
    07/30 - RGD publishes the S-adenosylmethionine Homeostasis Pathway Suite Network
    07/27 - RGD releases a comprehensive update of the insulin responsive facilitative sugar transporter mediated glucose transport pathway
    07/10 - Announcing the Workshop on Genome Resources for the Rat Community
    06/15 - RGD releases an updated pathway suite network for gene expression and regulation
    06/11 - RGD provides new files comparing genes between genome assemblies rn3.4, rn5 and rn6
    06/09 - RGD releases an interactive diagram page for the translation pathway
    05/06 - Paper describing analysis of variation data for 40+ rat strains published in BMC Genomics
    04/27 - RGD publishes an interactive diagram page for the ribosome biogenesis pathway
    04/08 - Registration is now open for the Rat Genetics and Genomics for Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction Workshop
    03/30 - RGD releases an updated version of the microRNA pathway interactive diagram
    03/09 - RGD announces the publication of a new pathway suite network for gene expression and regulation
    03/02 - RGD publishes an interactive diagram page for the mRNA nuclear export pathway
    02/24 - RGD announces the official release of the JBrowse genome browser
    02/09 - RGD releases an interactive diagram page for the spliceosomal pathway
    01/21 - RGD's latest update paper published in Nucleic Acids Research
    01/05 - RGD publishes a new interactive diagram for the RNA polymerase III transcription pathway
    12/15 - RGD releases a new interactive diagram for the RNA polymerase II transcription pathway
    12/10 - A high resolution PDF of RGD's 2015 Rat Calendar is now available