QuickGO - Gene ontology annotation


The Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) project provides high-quality functional annotations to gene products, such as proteins, protein complexes and non-coding RNAs. Currently our database contains over 390 million annotations to 60 million distinct gene products from almost 725,000 taxa. It is therefore critical to be able to easily and quickly mine and visualise the available information. 

Our team is happy to announce the release of a new version of our popular web-based tool for browsing and interpreting the GO and associated annotations, QuickGO

This webinar will show you how to retrieve the annotations provided for your genes or gene products and download the corresponding data set using the QuickGO browser. We will also cover where the annotations come from and the features available to help you find the right dataset for your work.

This webinar was recorded on 2nd August 2017 to coincide with the release of the new QuickGo website. The slides from the webinar can be downloaded from the materials section below. This video is best viewed using Google Chrome and in full-screen mode.

For a full list of upcoming webinars from this series, please visit our training pages

This webinar is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about gene ontology annotation. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be useful.

About this course

George Georghiou
Learning objectives: 
  • Understand the basics of gene ontology
  • Evaluate the features of QuickGo and know where to get help