Protein classification An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources
This course will provide an introduction to protein classification and basic concepts, such as proteins families, domains and sequence features.
Who is this course for?
An undergraduate degree in a life science subject or background knowledge in protein sequence and structure would be an advantage for this course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the importance of classifying proteins
- Explain how protein families, domains and sequence features can be defined, and how these can be used to classify proteins
- Describe the different predictive methods you can use to help classify proteins: patterns, profiles, fingerprints and hidden Markov models (HMMs)
- List which resources for classifying proteins according to family, domain and sequence features are available at the EMBL-EBI
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- Protein classification
- What are protein signatures?
- Protein classification resources at the EBI: InterPro
- Quiz: test your knowledge
- Your feedback
- Get help and support on InterPro
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