Introduction to Protein Structure Analysis

This training session will provide the basics of protein structure determination and how this information is stored in databases. We will explore and search in online databases containing protein structure information. With the aid of the Yasara View program we will visualize the structure. Different hands-on exercises will allow you to compare the structure of homologues, to predict a structural model of proteins (without any structure information) and to find homologous structures. We will use online tools to quantify various interactions in the structures.


  • Get to know the data generated from protein structure determination experiments (high-resolution NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, ...) and where to get it.
  • Display protein structure data and compare structures, through the use of Yasara.
  • Create high-quality graphical representations of the structures.
  • Calculate the effect of mutations on the stability of your protein.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International

Keywords: Protein structure visualisation

Target audience: Life Science Researchers

Resource type: e-learning

Version: release September 2022

Authors: Alexander Botzki, Joost Van Durme

Contributors: Janick Mathys

Operations: Visualisation

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