Events Calendar

30 Oct
Gene Regulation
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops


Research, Technology, Continuing Education

Target Audience

Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs


University Unit
Health Sciences Library System
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Gene Regulation

This 3-hr hands-on workshop provides an overview of resources and search strategies on transcriptional regulation. Emphasis will be given to HSLS-licensed TRANSFAC/Match and Correlation Engine software. 

Registration is required. Please register here.


Class Details:

Participants will learn to

  • retrieve promoter sequence for a gene of interest using UCSC Genome browser
  • locate transcription factor binding sites present in a query sequence using Match
  • visualize the regulatory regions present in the human genome generated by the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project
  • browse through epigenetic biochemical markers
  • start with a GEO data set and find correlated studies using Correlation Engine 

Target Audience:

Experimental biologists studying epigenetic regulation on gene expression and interested in analyzing promoter and enhancer sequences. The software covered in the workshop operates through a user-friendly, point-and-click graphical user Interface, so neither programming experience nor familiarity with command line interface is required.

Workshop Requirements:

Workshop Guide:


Please include the following statement in the acknowledgments section for all publications, posters, and presentations: Data analysis was performed using {name of software} software licensed through the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Falk Library of the Health Sciences, Classroom 2
200 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261