ChEBI: The online chemical dictionary for small molecules


Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a user-friendly online chemical dictionary that focuses on the nomenclature, structure, and biological properties of 'small' molecules that may be encountered by anyone working in (or merely with an interest in) molecular biology. This course will show you what kind of information is available in ChEBI and how to access and query the database.

A basic understanding of chemistry would be helpful for understanding this course.

About this course

Namrata Kale
Learning objectives: 
  • Evaluate what ChEBI is and how it can be useful in your day-to-day research'
  • Learn what data are stored and how ChEBI classifies molecules (understanding ChEBI ontology).
  • Be able to carry out different types of search.