Webcast course

The video presentations are streamed from a separate server. After reading this page, follow this link to the summary page. If there are any technical problems accessing or viewing the material or if you have suggestions to improve the course, please email training@matrixscience.com.

We recommend viewing the presentations in order, because they occasionally refer back to material covered earlier. For most presentations, there are web-based practical exercises that will reinforce the most important messages. Links to resources and papers mentioned in the videos are listed on presentation pages, under the documents tab.

To get a certificate of completion for the webcast course, you need to achieve a pass rate of 75% for a set of multiple choice questions. There are 36 questions, 3 for each presentation, and a 1 hour time limit. In all cases, the answers can be found in the presentations. When you are ready to take this examination, follow this link.

The webcast presentations describe the current version of Mascot Server. If you are using an earlier version, features added in later releases will be missing and there will be differences in the forms and reports. After viewing the talks, you may find it useful to refer to archived copies of slides and speaker notes that are specific to the version you are using:

Module Mascot 2.3 Mascot 2.4 Mascot 2.5
A. Introduction PDF PDF PDF
B. Search Parameters PDF PDF PDF
C. Sequence Databases PDF PDF PDF
D. Modifications PDF PDF PDF
E. Scoring and Statistics PDF PDF PDF
F. Large Searches PDF PDF PDF
G. Mascot Distiller PDF PDF PDF
H. Sequence Queries PDF PDF PDF
I. Mascot Daemon PDF PDF PDF
J. Quantitation PDF PDF PDF
K. Sequence Database Administration PDF PDF PDF
L. Administration and Configuration PDF PDF PDF