BLAST, Entrez Gene, and More – New Classes

Miner Library and the University of Rochester’s CTSI team up to present the Molecular Biology Information Support Service (MBISS) – a new resource designed to assist investigators with genomic and proteomic analysis. As a component of this new service, three new workshops are being offered:

Genome and Database Searching: An Introduction – Learn how to navigate through genomic databases, especially the more common databases, NCBI and KEGG, and the resources available there.

Friday, March 18 from 1:00 – 1:55 p.m., in Miner’s Classroom 1 (1-6051)

NCBI’s BLAST: An IntroductionLearn to use one of NCBI’s most common resources, BLAST – Basic Local Alignment Search Tool –  for sequence alignment, homology, primer design, translation, taxonomy, etc.

Monday, April 18 from 1:00-1:55 p.m., in Miner’s Classroom 1 (1-6051)

EntrezGene: An IntroductionLearn about how gene functions provide powerful insights into metabolic pathways, gene function, and diseases.

Friday, April 29 from 1:00-1:55 p.m., in the Nesbit Computer Classroom (G-7545)

For additional information about these workshops, contact Mark Plessinger at 275-6413 or

There is no charge for these classes, but registration is required. For more information and to register visit: Classes and Sign Up.

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