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EMBL-EBI: Protein Sequence Databases with UniProt




 This workshop aims to give the scientific community hands on experience on how to access and effectively use protein data in UniProt. UniProt is a high-quality, comprehensively and thoroughly annotated protein resource. Participants will be able to access detailed information on protein function and millions of protein sequences in the UniProt knowledgebase, including isoforms and disease variants.

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



Sangya Pundir, EMBl-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is suitable for researchers interested in different aspects of proteins including their sequences and functions.
  • 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:

  • All the UniProt resources, in particular UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB)
  • How to search UniProtKB
  • How to use the analysis tools available in UniProtKB
  • Ways of programmatic access to UniProtKB
  • How to explore new visual representation of positional features including genetic variants and proteomics data from UniProt and other Large Scale Studies


Learning Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • identify information about all aspects of a protein of interest such as function, interactions, disease association, etc
  • investigate protein homology via sequence similarity searches and alignments
  • use UniProt to connect to specialised resources in different areas of biology
  • access proteomes for completely sequenced organisms
  • download customised datasets



Uniprot webinar

Uniprot quick tour

Uniprot: Exploring protein sequence and functional information



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