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Mon 5 Feb 2018
09:30 - 12:30

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

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: Protein Sequence Databases with UniProt
Beginners

Mon 5 Feb 2018

Description

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

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Target audience
  • This workshop is suitable for researchers interested in different aspects of proteins including their sequences and functions.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria 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 Mon 5 Feb   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Sangya Pundir
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data retrieval, Database search, Proteins

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
Aims

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
Format

A mixture of presentations and "hands on" exercises

Registration Fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

One half day session

Frequency

Once a year

Related

Related courses
Theme
Databases and Services

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