Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Bringing Structure to Biology - Protein Structures and Tools
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Description: An understanding protein structure is vital for the elucidation of its function. Information gleaned from the three dimensional structures of proteins is used to understand the biochemical and functional roles of such molecules in life and for the design and discovery of drug molecules for a variety of diseases and illnesses such as cancer, influenza and tuberculosis.
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the central publicly accessible repository of all experimentally derived macromolecular structures. Containing over 80,000 structures of proteins and nucleic acids the PDB is an essential scientific resource.
The PDB is managed by a consortium of international organizations collectively known as the worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) is one of the founding members of the wwPDB along with the RCSB Protein Data Bank in the USA and Protein Data Bank Japan(PDBj) in Japan.
In addition to serving as a deposition site for data deposited to the PDB, the PDBe also provides services for the search and analysis of the collective wealth of data contained within the PDB. Further information is available here.
This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).
- Our courses are open to all who might benefit
- Booking priority is given to people from Cambridge University and Collaborating Institutes
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Number of sessions: 1
|Mon 17 Feb||09:30 - 17:00||Department of Genetics, Room G12||Abhik Mukhopadhyay|
Format: Presentations, demonstrations and practicals
Frequency: A number of times per year
- Basic computing skills
- Graduate level in Life Sciences
Aims: To provide a practical introduction to the PDBe database
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Introduction to EBI Resources
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - An Introduction to Sequence Searching
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Archives for Next Generation Sequence Data with the EBI
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Transcriptomics Data and Tools
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Protein Databases and Tools
- Bioinformatics: Mass Spectrometry Proteomics at the EBI
- Bioinformatics: Molecular Interaction Databases, Reactions and Pathways at the EMBL-EBI
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Metabolomics Databases and Tools
- Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Small molecule resources
- Bioinformatics: Protein Structure Modelling