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HSLS MolBio Workshops

Information & resources for hands-on bioinformatics classes.


This workshop will introduce Microbial analysis techniques, workflows, followed by software demonstration using HSLS-Licensed CLC Genomics workbench. 

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • access the CLCbio Genomics Server hosted by Pitt CRC
  • overview of Microbial Genomics modules and databases in CLC
  • import and assess the quality of raw data
  • review amplicon based sequencing workflow - OTU clustering and abundance, Alpha/Beta diversities
  • review taxonomic analysis workflow - QC, taxonomic profiling
  • review functional and drug resistance analysis workflow
  • visualize the data 

Target Audience

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

Workshop Materials

Data Download

Software Registration

Tutorials and Documentations

Databases and Tools


Publications citing CLC-Genomics Workbench from Pitt researchers (295 as of January 17, 2023)



Please include the following statement in the acknowledgments section for all publications, posters, and presentations: 

CLC Genomics Workbench software licensed through the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh  (RRID:SCR_011975) was used for data analysis.

If you used the Pitt-CRC server for CLC Genomics Workbench, then please also include the following text in the acknowledgments section for all publications, posters, and presentations: 

This research was supported in part by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research Computing through the resources provided.