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Understanding chromatin biology using high-throughput sequencing workshop (2024)

Note: In 2024, some workshops will be taught in person and others will be online via Zoom.

IN-PERSON Workshop dates and times (Longwood Medical Area):

Tuesday, September 17, 2024: 9:30AM-12PM

Friday, September 20, 2024: 9:30AM-12PM

Tuesday, September 24, 2024: 9:30AM-12PM

Instruction will be mostly learner-centric, requiring a time commitment between the workshop sessions!

Note: Workshop dates and times are subject to change


This 3-day hands-on workshop will begin with a basic introduction of concepts related to gene regulation followed by a description of three common approaches used to interrogate chromatin biology: ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN and ATAC-seq. This workshop will provide participants with:

NOTE: For each step of the workflow there will be additional information describing how parameters might change for CUT&RUN-seq and ATAC-seq.


This is one of our advanced workshops, and requires registants to have attended the following Basic workshop offered by our training team in the last 6-8 months:

There is an expectation of participants to be comfortable with some/all of the following:

I am fluent in command-line and already use HMS-RC’s O2 cluster but have not attended the HBC prerequisite workshop, can I still register?

Yes, you can register AND please do the following:

Who should attend?

Eligible* Harvard researchers who want to learn:


There is a non-refundable and non-transferable $65 registration fee for this advanced workshop*.

We will be accepting 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis:

NOTE: You will not have a reserved seat for this workshop until you pay the registration fee. Please make sure you pay within the time stated in that email, else you will lose your spot to someone on the waitlist.

*NOTE: HMS Graduate Students may receive waivers on registration fees. Please register and we’ll followup with you.


Please make sure you take the following into account when signing up for the workshop:

  1. Mandatory attendance for all three classes.
  2. 2-3 hours of reading and exercises from selected lessons before each workshop sessions.
  3. Active participation during discussion sessions.
(Registration opens 2-3 weeks before the start of advanced workshops.)

Eligibility requirements:

*To be eligible to attend this workshop you should fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please register anyway and we will get back to you.

NOTE: We do not record our training sessions.


Please email us at with any questions.