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HSLS MolBio Workshops

Information & resources for hands-on bioinformatics classes.


Gene expression Visualization: Licensed Tools

This 2-hr long workshop focuses on the visualization of gene expression data using HSLS-licensed Partek Flow software.

Participants will learn : 

  • Overview of Partek flow
  • import RNA-Seq count matrix data into Partek Flow and identify differentially expressed genes
  • generate publication-quality graphics such as PCA, volcano plots, heat maps, and Venn diagrams

Target Audience

Experimental biologists seeking to learn how to visualize the data generated through experiments or retrieved from a publication or a repository such as GEO. The software covered in the workshop operates through a user-friendly, point-and-click graphical user interface, so neither computer programming experience nor familiarity with command line interface is required.

Workshop Materials


Data Download

Software Registration


Selected Tutorials

Databases and Tools



  • Class Evaluation


Partek Flow

Partek Flow software licensed through the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh was used for data analysis.