UniProt: The Universal Protein Resource

The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) is a comprehensive resource for protein sequence and functional annotation data. UniProt comprises four major components, each optimised for different uses. The UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) is an expertly curated database, and a central access point for integrated protein information with cross-references to multiple sources. The UniProt Archive (UniParc) is a comprehensive sequence repository, reflecting the history of all protein sequences. UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) merge closely related sequences based on sequence identity to speed up searches while the UniProt Metagenomic and Environmental Sequences database (UniMES) was created to respond to the expanding area of metagenomic data.

Team members

Claire O’Donovan
Maria-Jesus Martin
Alex Bateman
Hermann Zellner
Carlos Bonilla
Sangya Pundir
Borisas Bursteinas
Andrew Nightingale
Emanuele Alpi
Luis Pureza
Rabie Saidi
Guoying Qi
Amy Cottage
Vladimir Volynkin
Francesco Fazzini
Steven Rosanoff
Wudong Liu
Tony Sawford
Diego Poggioli
Benoit Bely
Jie Luo
Alan Da Silva
Mark Bingley
Maurizio De Giorgi
Ricardo Antunes
Edward Turner
Tony Wardell
Xavier Watkins
Leyla Jael Garcia Castro