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Searching the Protein Data Bank

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1 hour

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Written by:

  • Sanchayita Sen

Last reviewed:

October 2020

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This course will show you how to search the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) - EMBL-EBI's resource for the collection, organisation and dissemination of data on biological macromolecular structures.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to learn about PDBe, no previous knowledge of bioinformatics is required to undertake this course, but undergraduate level knowledge of biology may be of benefit.  Additionally, you may wish to have a look at Biomacromolecular structures: an introduction to the EBI resources before taking this course. 

What will I achieve?

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

  • Search the PDB archive using PDBe’s search and navigation system
  • Know how to refine and save your search query
  • Sort and download search results
  • Evaluate the best representative structure from the search results

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.PDBe-sea-t.2015.00001.1

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