A vast range of bioinformatics tools and databases are freely available online, allowing researchers without specific computational skills to carry out basic sequence analysis tasks. This module introduces a range of bioinformatics databases encompassing DNA sequences, protein sequences and protein structure. Attendees will learn how to search for entries in these databases either using text queries or by sequence similarity, discover the wealth of data available through database cross-references and identify the potential function of uncharacterised protein sequences.
After completing this module, participants will:
- Be familiar with the content of the ENA, uniport and PDB databases
- Be able to carry out text searches to locate relevant database entries
- Understand similarity searching using BLAST.
- Be able to identify protein domains using InterProScan
- None required
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