UniProt Exploring protein sequence and functional information
This course is a guide to the UniProt resource, including what kinds of information it provides and how to access the data using the UniProt website.
Who is this course for?
Some knowledge of biology and proteins is required for this course. Basic bioinformatics knowledge is useful but not essential.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Evaluate what UniProt is and what you can do with it
- Explore the wide range of information provided by UniProt and understand where it comes from
- Be able to access, navigate and search on the UniProt website
- Evaluate the tools provided on the UniProt website
- Comprehend how to access completely sequenced proteomes
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- What is UniProt?
- Where does the data come from?
- Why do we need UniProt?
- When to use UniProt
- How to access and navigate UniProt
- How to search UniProt
- Exploring the UniProtKB results page
- Exploring a UniProtKB entry
- Sequence features
- How to use UniProt tools
- How to get data from UniProt
- How to submit data to UniProt
- When to use UniProt: guided example
- Exercise: finding entries with 3D structures
- Exercise: mapping other database identifiers to UniProt
- Quiz: test your knowledge
- Your feedback
- Get help and support on UniProt
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to read through the main body of the course is 2 hours (not including exercises and external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
Learning something new takes time and practice. We encourage you to:
- Use the activities and quizzes to help you check your learning, recall and apply key concepts. Look out for these icons:-
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- Revisit sections as and when you need them. Bookmark relevant pages in your browser or use the navigation panel to jump the relevant section.
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