EMBL-EBI workshop: Functional protein classification (InterPro)


  Tuesday 27 February 2018


University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom


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Gabriella Rustici

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Course Overview

Employ InterPro to help you answer your research questions!


This module, will help find out why there is a need to automatically annotate proteins, how protein family databases can help meet this challenge, and how InterPro pulls together a number of such databases, allowing you to classify unknown protein sequences and identify their function. The module is a combination of presentation and hands-on practical exercises. You will explore the various features of an InterPro entry, and design a workflow to utilize InterPro in the analysis of real world data.



This module is suitable for researchers who wish to know more about the InterPro resource. No computational or previous bioinformatics experience is required for this workshop, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be beneficial.


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Learning outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of automated annotation of protein sequences.
  • Use the InterPro database to classify protein sequences based on underlying protein family models.
  • Interpret the InterPro annotations and associated cross-references.


This course runs from 09:00-12:30 including breaks.