Promoter Regions! Transcription Factors! Ensembl! UCSC!

ScreenHunter_01 Sep. 14 11.51 Ever wanted to find which transcription factors might bind to a promoter region? Get a graphic of all the known SNPs in your gene of choice? Get a list of splice variants? The Library can help with questions like these! We have a growing list of licensed resources for you to use, and a growing list of classes for you to learn how to use both those and freely available molecular biology resources. The newest class added to the schedule is:

Promoter Region Analysis Tools
Thursday, October 28, 4:00 – 5:30
Genetic promoter regions and transcription factors play a major role in gene expression and hence development, cell differentiation and disease. This class covers the use of tools including the Eukaryotic Promoter Database, DBTSS and MatInspector to find and analyze promoter sequences, transcription start sites and transcription factor binding sites in eukaryotic cells.

Also note the newly revamped genome browsers classes, now shorter and sweeter: UCSC Genome Browser on Tuesday, October 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 and Ensembl on Thursday, October 7 from 4:00 – 5:00.

Along with classes like NCBI's Entrez and BLAST, EndNote and Photoshop, we can answer all kinds of questions! To see the full class schedule and sign up, head here:, or you can always ask us!