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EMBL-EBI: An introduction to sequence searching




This workshop 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. This session will include tips on which tools and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results page.



Andrew Cowley, EMBL-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who need to undertake sequence searching as part of their work
  • 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:

  • Understand the basics of sequence similarity searching and sequence homology
  • Find related biological sequence data across EMBL-EBI resources
  • Use different sequence similarity tools and apply appropriate tools for different applications.



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Sequence searching webinar

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