Let’s Have a “BLAST” with Sequence Similarity Searching

This workshop introduces the NCBI’s Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), one of the most widely-used software tools in biology. BLAST allows rapid, easy sequence similarity searching online. However, use of BLAST is only truly effective when you understand what it does – and doesn’t do.

This workshop will introduce how sequence similarity searching works and demonstrate some of the various BLAST search options.

Offered twice:

  • Monday, Oct 19, 9am, at the Health Sciences Library (Register)
  • Tuesday, Oct 20, 9:30am, at Melville Library (Register).
Darren Chase

Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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