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Tue 3 Nov 2015
14:00 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: An Introduction to Sequence Searching

Tue 3 Nov 2015


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 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. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

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Target audience
  • 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
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here

No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 3 Nov 2015   14:00 - 17:30 14:00 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map Andrew Cowley

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.

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

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One half day session


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