Date:Friday 12 April 2019
Venue:University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge, CB2 3AR, United Kingdom
Application opens:Tuesday 05 March 2019
Application deadline:Thursday 11 April 2019
Participation:First come, first served
Registration fee:Free for Uni. Cambridge students and staff, see "How to apply" for more details
This module introduces the area of sequence similarity searching and focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages.
This workshop is aimed at researchers who need to undertake sequence searching as part of their work. Those who are graduate students, postdocs and staff members from the University of Cambridge, affiliated institutions and other external Institutions or individuals, are invited to apply. No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage.
After this course you should be able to:
- Describe the basics of sequence similarity searching and sequence homology
- Identify related biological sequence data across EMBL-EBI resources
- Use different sequence similarity tools and select appropriate tools for different applications.
Friday 12 April 2019
|09:00-10:45||Introduction to sequence similarity search||Fabio Madeira|
|11:00-13:15||Exploring different searching modes and databases||Fabio Madeira|
|13:15-13:30||Course wrap-up and feedback||Fabio Madeira|