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UniProt for proteomics scientists

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UniProt is a comprehensive, expert-led, publicly available database of protein sequence, function and variation information.

This webinar will give a brief introduction to the UniProt website and then highlight resources available that proteomics scientists or users with large protein datasets may find useful in analysing their data. This will encompass our proteomes service, how to convert and retrieve ID mappings, and how to carry out a peptide search.

The webinar will then go on to introduce the UniProt Proteins API which allows researchers to access and download UniProt data alongside large-scale genomic, proteomics and variation data without needing prior in-depth knowledge of programmatic languages. Data is available for download and querying in a range of formats; including XML, FASTA and PEFF. The API multi-query search functions will be demonstrated and useful features such as searching entries by peptide, and searching for proteomic peptides by protein entry will be explained.

The UniProt Proteins API is available at //

Who is this course for?

This webinar is aimed at computational and wet-lab scientists, with no prior knowledge of programming required. An undergraduate level knowledge of protein biology will be useful.

For those already familiar with programming languages that require a more detailed explanation of accessing UniProt programmatically please see the webinar ‘Uniprot: programmatically’.


By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

  • Recall the UniProt services useful for proteomics scientists or users with large protein datasets
  • Know when and how to use the UniProt Proteins API 

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.UniProtSci-w.2020.00001.1

This webinar took place on 3rd February 2021. Please click the 'Watch video' button to view the recording.

A previous recording of this webinar took place on 8th April 2020, this can be viewed here.

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03 February 2021
Anna Swan

  • Anna Swan

  • Emily Bowler-Barnett

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