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Tue 3 Nov 2015
14:00 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: An Introduction to Sequence Searching
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Tue 3 Nov 2015

Description

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
Prerequisites

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

Sessions

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, Downing Site map Andrew Cowley
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.
Aims

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
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Duration

One half day session

Frequency

A number of times per year

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Theme
Databases and Services

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