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The faculty and staff of the Rat Genome Database are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of Dr. Mary Shimoyama, principal investigator of RGD.
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Featured RGD Video Tutorials

JBrowse Genome Browser


This video will demonstrate how to use the RGD JBrowse Genome Browser. The JBrowse Genome Browser allows the user to view objects such as genes, variants, QTLs, and so forth in their genomic context. You can view versions for Rat, Human and Mouse.

Molecular Pathway Diagrams

This video will demonstrate how to use the RGD Molecular Pathway Diagrams. You can access the Ontology Report for the pathway, view the description for the pathway with its various interactions and components, and you can click on any of the pathway’s interactive features to view more information about that entity.

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.
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Conference Watch

59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology & ToxExpo, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA – March 15-19 (CANCELED)
Experimental Biology 2020, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA – April 4-7, 2020 (CANCELED)
The Allied Genetics Conference, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC, USA – April 22-26, 2020
Companion Animal Genetic Health Conference, South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, Scotland – May 11-12, 2020
Gene Ontology Consortium Meeting, Retrovirus Room, Pasteur Institute, Paris France – May 11-14, 2020
22nd Annual Meeting of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS), Marine Biological Laboratory Conference Center, Woods Hole, MA, USA – May 12-17, 2020 (CANCELED)
Biocuration 2020, The 13th International Biocuration Conference, Bar Harbor Club, Bar Harbor, ME, USA – May 17-20, 2020 (CANCELED)
85th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology – Genome Stability & Integrity, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA – May 27-June 1, 2020
28th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada – July 12-16, 2020; Abstract deadline: April 2, 2020
18th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Community/Rat Genomics, Hulme Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK – September 2-4, 2020; Abstract deadline: August 1, 2020
11th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy – September 16-19, 2020; Registration deadline: March 13, 2020
American Society of Human Genetics 2020, San Diego, CA, USA – October 27-31, 2020; Abstract deadline: June 11, 2020
AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA – November 14-18, 2020; Submission deadline: March 18, 2020
Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky 2020), Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, CO, USA – December 3-5, 2020; Abstract deadline: October 12, 2020




RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.