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Keywords: Protein sequence analysis 


Exploring structural and functional annotations of IDPs with DisProt

In this course you will learn how to explore a DisProt entry, along with its main features (structural and functional annotations). You will also learn how to search the database for specific annotated aspects and how to download the output of a search.

Keywords: Curation, Databases, Ontologies, Intrinsically disordered proteins, Protein sequence analysis, Protein function analysis

Resource type: Webinar, Training materials

An introduction to DisProt

In this course you will learn what type of information is stored in DisProt, gold standard resource of manually curated Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) and Intrinsically Disordered Regions (IDRs) from the literature. You will explore the main features of the database, its entries and...

Keywords: Curation, Databases, Ontologies, Intrinsically disordered proteins, Protein sequence analysis, Protein function analysis

Resource type: Webinar, Training materials

A Critical Guide to InterPro

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides an introduction to the InterPro database, the largest, most comprehensive, integrated protein family database in the world. The rationale for creating the resource, the nature of its contributing databases and the kinds of...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction interpro, Protein family classification, Protein family databases, Protein family hierarchies, Protein function annotation, Protein sequence analysis

Introduction to Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) and Phylogenies

Slides used for teaching an introduction to phylogenies and MSAs in the context of phylogenies for the first day of a two-day course on MSAs at Cambridge University, in the UK, in December 2013. Course taught together with Holger Dinkel and Terri Attwood.

Keywords: Molecular evolution, Multiple sequence alignment, Phylogenetics, Protein sequence analysis, Sequence alignment

Understanding Multiple Sequence Alignments - Lecture Handouts & Utopia Hands-On

This presentation aims to provide a basic understanding of the range of contexts in which protein sequence alignments are used and are useful, focusing on the importance of sequence similarities and differences, and what they tell us. Overall, the objective is to offer different perspectives and...

Keywords: Multiple sequence alignment, Protein sequence analysis, Sequence analysis

Bioinformatics: Gene-protein-structure-function

This presentation examines the available in silico tools for protein structure and function prediction. It examines the major protein family databases (PROSITE, PRINTS, Pfam, etc.), and explores why tools like PSI-BLAST, while convenient and easy to use, may not always give optimal results. The...

Keywords: Expert systems, Genequiz, Protein family characterisation, Protein family databases, Protein sequence analysis, Psi blast

InterPro: An introduction

This presentation introduces the background to the InterPro database: what it is, where it came from, and what was the vision behind its creation. It examines in particular whether the database has evolved in line with its original vision, and asks whether the resource is still fit for purpose. 

Keywords: Integrated diagnostic tools, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis

PRINTS: A protein family database with a difference

A presentation designed to introduce the concept of protein family analysis and characterisation using motif-based methods, with a particular focus on protein fingerprinting. Following a general introduction to sequence analysis, and the fingerprint approach, specific examples are given to...

Keywords: Functional diagnosis, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis