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EMBL-EBI: An introduction to sequence searching




This module introduces the area of sequence similarity searching and focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources.



Andrew Cowley, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who need to undertake sequence searching as part of their work.
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals


Syllabus, Tools and Resources

During this course you will learn about:

  • Web-based pairwise sequence alignment tools
  • Web-based sequence similarity search tools such as BLAST, FASTA, PSI-BLAST, PSI-SEARCH


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • describe the basics of sequence similarity searching and sequence homology
  • identify related biological sequence data across EMBL-EBI resources
  • use different sequence similarity tools and select appropriate tools for different applications



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Sequence searching webinar

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