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EMBL-EBI: Exploring protein sequence and functional information with UniProt




This workshop will give an introduction to the resources provided by UniProt. Participants will be shown, and given hands-on experience in how to navigate the website, search for data and run analysis tools. The session also covers what the sources of our data are and how they are curated. A basic introduction into accessing UniProt Knowledgebase programmatically will be given as well.



Klemens Pichler, EMBL-EBI

Sangya Pundir, EMBl-EBI


Audience and Prerequisites

  • This workshop is aimed at researchers who want to learn more about the UniProt resources
  • 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:

  • Evaluate the differences between the different resources provided by UniProt
  • Browse the UniProt database in detail, learning about its structure and the type of data it contains
  • Select the most appropriate way to access sequence data for a specific purpose (sequence search, text search...)
  • Inter-convert database identifiers to and from UniProt identifiers



Uniprot webinar

Uniprot quick tour

Uniprot: Exploring protein sequence and functional information



13:30 - 13:55 Introduction to UniProt Sangya Pundir
13:55 - 14:20 Demo – Searching and exploring UniProt data Sangya Pundir
14:20 - 14:40 Hands-on exercises Sanga Pundir, Klemens Pichler
14:40 - 15:00 Expert curation and evidence attribution Klemens Pichler
15:15 - 15:40 Tea/Coffee break
15:40 - 16:05 Demo - UniProt tools Sangya Pundir
16:05 - 16:30 Accessing UniProtKB programmatically Klemens Pichler
17:00 End of workshop
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