Pfam: Quick tour


This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the protein families database Pfam, based at EMBL-EBI. Each protein family is represented by multiple sequence alignments and a profile hidden Markov model, which is used to create a probabilistic model that represents the family.

An undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage. 

About this course

Learning objectives: 
  • Provide a basic description of what Pfam provides.
  • Search and discover protein-related information with Pfam.
  • Describe where to find out more about Pfam.