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PIUG 2011 Biotechnology Meeting

New Biologics: Proteins & Beyond

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The following workshops are being offered in conjunction with the PIUG 2011 Biotechnology Meeting. Please note:

  • You must register separately for each workshop. Space is limited, so please register early.
  • Workshop schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Time (PST) Workshop Instructor Location Registration
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

STN Sequence Searching

Jim Brown (FIZ)
Gin-Yun Eggerichs (CAS)

San Francisco



STN Sequence Searching

MicroTek (Google map )
333 Bush Street
San Francisco
9:00 AM
Jim Brown (FIZ) Jim.Brown @
Gin-Yun Eggerichs (CAS) geggerichs @

STN offers four sequence-searchable databasesundefinedCAS REGISTRY, DGENE, PCTGEN, and USGENE. While each of these databases has its own unique information and indexing, you can perform BLAST similarity and motif (Sequence Code Match) searching with all four. These STN sequence databases offer more timely information than those of other sources. Another benefit of STN is that the REGISTRY and DGENE sequences have been intellectually indexed by scientists who are expert in that area.

This workshop will show you how to make maximum use of the comprehensive sequence searching resources on STN. In addition to the basic steps of BLAST and motif searching, the workshop covers techniques for searching unique sequence modifications and uncommon sequences. Also included is the use of special characters and symbols to specify specific location(s) within a sequence with uncertain residues.

See how the new search techniques of STN Express, Version 8.4 can make your sequence searching more comprehensive and efficient. New post-processing tools will save you time while increasing the appearance and readability of your STN sequence searches. These tools include:

  • the new Patent Family Manager, which creates a concise display of results
  • a BLAST alignment sequence data report

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • identify and understand the types of sequence databases on STN
  • run a BLAST search in the REGISTRY, DGENE, PCTGEN, and USGENE
  • perform a sequence Code Match Search in REGISTRY, DGENE, PCTGEN, and USGENE
  • perform a FASTA similarity search in DGENE, PCTGEN, and USGENE
  • combine sequence searches into a multi-file search

Who should attend?

  • Patent examiners
  • Search professionals
  • Technical specialists
  • Sequence-focused searchers.

Each session will have extensive hands-on practice time.

*This workshop is free, but registration is required. To register for this free STN workshop, log in or create a new account at the new CAS Learning Solutions resource center.

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