Perhaps the simplest kind of bioinformatics experiment that you can perform is to search the public databases for information on a specific gene or protein. With EBI search, you can search across a large number of public databases simultaneously, without needing to know in advance which database is most relevant to you (Figure 12).
Figure 12 Data types that can be searched using EBI Search. You can explore the EMBL-EBI’s data using an interactive, zoomable version of this map.
To learn how to use EBI search to study potential targets, follow the guided example on ZAP70.