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Protein classification

An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

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Time to complete:

0.5 hour

This course includes:

  • Quizzes

Written by:

  • Amaia Sangrador

Last reviewed:

July 2020

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This course will provide an introduction to protein classification and basic concepts, such as proteins families, domains and sequence features.

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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.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.PrC.2011.00001.1

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