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Introducing HSLS MolBio Video Tutorials

Do you need to do any of the following, but don’t know where to start: Predict transcription factor binding sites? Identify protein interaction partners? Browse a region of the human genome? Create a multiple sequence alignment plot? No need to worry, we’re here to assist with a brand new resource that’s designed to help you learn at your convenience, whether you’re in the lab, at home, or out and about.

The HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service is pleased to announce the creation of an online guide dedicated to video tutorials that explains how to use bioinformatics software and databases to answer basic and advanced genomics-related questions. The videos are currently organized into five categories:

Examples of specific topics include: “Identify microRNA target genes,” “Find homologous sequences,” and “UCSC Table Browser.” The video’s instructor is identified at the top of each page. Users can also search for videos of interest by keyword. The collection will be continually updated with new videos, which range in duration from less than two minutes to approximately 23 minutes. At the bottom of each video page are links to all resources mentioned in each video, as well as related videos.

You can access HSLS MolBio Videos on the HSLS MolBio home page under “Instruction.” Users are welcome to provide comments or make suggestions for additional videos. For more information, please contact Ansuman Chattopadhyay at ansuman@pitt.edu or Carrie Iwema at iwema@pitt.edu.

~ Carrie Iwema