EMBL-EBI, programmatically - take a REST from manual searching: Sequence analysis tools



 Tuesday 18 July 201715:30 16:30 (Europe/London)


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Melissa Burke

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This is a bonus webinar in our series EMBL-EBI, programmatically: take a REST from manual searches.

Providing access to core analytical tools and protein and nucleotide sequence databases is central to the EMBL-EBI’s mission. Tools such as InterProScan, BLAST+, PSI-SEARCH, Clustal Omega and HMMER3 are but a few of more than 60 sequence analysis tools accessible usingSOAP and RESTful Web Services. There are client applications written in a variety of languages including Python, Perl and Java for many of these tools which can be integrated directly into your bioinformatics pipelines.

This webinar took place on 18th July 2017. It introduced these client applications and demonstrate how they can be used to form simple but effective workflows. It focused on clients that demonstrate the RESTful API to tools such as BLAST+ and Clustal Omega, and data retrieval tools such as dbfetch.

You can watch the recording of this webinar in Train online.

Other webinars in the series:

There are several other webinars in this series. They include an introduction to programmatic access and three other resource-based webinars featuring Ensembl, UniProt and PDBe that demonstrate how to perform key biological tasks programmatically. You do not need to watch all of the webinars; you can dip in and out and watch only the webinars you are interested in.


Date Title Register/Watch
9th May EMBL-EBI, programmatically: an introduction  Watch
23rd May Europe PMC, programmatically Watch
6th June Ensembl, programmatically Watch
20th June UniProt, programmatically Watch
4th July PDBe, programmatically Watch
12th July ChEMBL, programmatically Watch
18th July Sequence analysis tools, programmatically Watch

 Missed a webinar? Catch up in Train online.


This webinar if for those who want to learn about using EMBL-EBI's sequence analysis tools programmatically. This webinar assumes familiarity with running bioinformatics tools from the command-line (Linux terminal, Windows CMD or PowerShell). This webinar focuses on REST-based APIs but information and links to other methods will be provided. If you are new to programmatic access we recommend that you watch the introductory webinar first.