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EMBL-EBI Training

We train scientists at all levels to get the most out of publicly available biological data.

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Training events

February 2018

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EMBL-EBI workshop: Protein sequence Databases
University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom
5th Feb

This module aims to give the scientific community hands on experiences on how to access and effectively use protein data in UniProt.

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EMBL-EBI workshop: Functional protein classification (InterPro)
University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom
27th Feb

This module will describe how to query a number of protein family databases using InterPro, allowing you to classify unknown protein sequences and identify their function.

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March 2018

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Bioinformatics Resources for Protein Biology
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
6th 8th Mar

Are you aware of the wide range of protein data resources that can easily be accessed and explored to enhance your research? Do you want to know more about the sequence of your protein and its functions? Wondered whether a structure of your protein exists and how to explore it? Want to know more about the potential complexes and reaction pathways your protein of interest is involved in, giving you a better overview of its biological context?

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EMBL-EBI workshop: Network Analysis
University of Cambridge - Downing Site, Cambridge,  CB2 3AR, United Kingdom
14th Mar

This module provides an introduction to the theory and concepts of network analysis using Cytoscape and other apps to construct and analyse protein-protein interaction networks.

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May 2018

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Networks and Pathways
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
14th 18th May

This course will provide life scientists training on exploring and using protein interaction bioinformatics resources. The content examines the data repositories, resources and tools available to explore and analyse large datasets and introduce the principles of biological network and pathway analysis.

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June 2018

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Bioinformatics Resources for Immunologists
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
4th 8th Jun

This course will introduce and explore a number of key bioinformatics tools and resources that can be applied to immunological research.

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July 2018

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Proteomics Bioinformatics
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge,  CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
15th 20th Jul

This course provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spectrometry and proteomics bioinformatics.

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Online courses

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Biocuration: An introduction

Author(s): Claire ODonovan

Claire O'Donovan, leader of the Protein Function Content team at EMBL-EBI, gives an introduction into biocuration and talks about what it is like to work as a biocurator and the skill sets you need. This webinar was recorded on 2 March 2016 and is...

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Biomacromolecular structures: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Author(s): Joanna Argasinska

Introduction to structural biology and related resources at EMBL-EBI.

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BioSamples Database RDF: webinar

Author(s): Marco Brandizi

This webinar is presented by Marco Brandizi and covers the BioSamples database resource description framework (RDF). This video is best viewed using Google Chrome and in full screen mode.

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BioSamples: Quick tour

Author(s): Luca Cherubin

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's BioSamples data resource. Undergraduate-level understanding of biology would be an advantage.

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Complex Portal: Quick tour

Author(s): Birgit Meldal

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EMBL-EBI's Complex Portal: a manually curated, encyclopedic resource of macromolecular complexes from a number of key model organisms.

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Complex Portal: webinar

Author(s): Birgit Meldal

Birgit Meldal gives an introduction to the Complex Portal . The Complex Portal provides manually curated summaries about macromolecular complexes, including lists of participants, function and property information as well as cross-references. This...

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EMBL-EBI, programmatically: take a REST from manual searches

Author(s): David Armstrong, Melissa Burke, Andrew Cowley, Anna Foix, Joon Lee, Maria Levchenko, Matthew Laird, Michal Nowotka, Klemens Pichler

From BLAST searches to literature services, gene annotation and information on protein structure and function, large amounts of biological data can be accessed online with the click of a button. When it comes to repeated tasks with large volumes of...

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Enzyme Portal: Quick tour

Author(s): Sangya Pundir

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Enzyme Portal - a data resource that provides access to information from several enzyme-related databases, both at EMBL-EBI and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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Enzymes in UniProt

Author(s): Rossana Zaru

This webinar provides a practical walkthrough of the UniProt website for enzyme data. It highlights features that will help researchers find the information they need on their enzymes of interest, demonstrating how to get the data they’re looking...

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Exploring models for human disease with UniProt

Author(s): Sangya Pundir

UniProt is the Universal Protein Resource covering human variants and their disease association, in addition to general protein function and sequence data. This webinar will illustrate how to explore models for human disease variants to support...

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IntAct: Molecular interactions at EMBL-EBI

Author(s): Pablo Porras Millan

This course will show you what kind of information you can find in IntAct (one of the EBI's molecular interactions databases), how to access it, the different tools that can be used to access data and some practical examples on how to search and use...

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IntAct: Quick tour

Author(s): Sandra Orchard

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's molecular interactions database, IntAct.

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IntAct: The molecular interactions database at EMBL-EBI: webinar

Author(s): Pablo Porras Millan

This two-part webinar from Pablo Porras Millan provides you with an introduction to protein-protein interactions and the molecular interaction database IntAct (recorded on 30th September 2015). IntAct is a central, public repository where molecular...

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InterPro: Functional and structural analysis of protein sequences

Author(s): Alex Mitchell

InterPro is a classification database that provides predictive information about protein sequences. This course will show you what kind of information is available in InterPro, how to access it, and how to search the database..

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InterPro: Quick tour

Author(s): Alex Mitchell

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to InterPro, the EBI's database of protein families, domains and functional sites. For a more detailed walkthrough of InterPro have a look at our InterPro tutorial .

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Network analysis of protein interaction data: an introduction

Author(s): Pablo Porras Millan

This course provides an introduction to the theory and concepts of network analysis. It explores some of the features of protein-protein interaction networks and their implications for biology. Finally, the course discusses the tools and strategies...

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PDBe: Exploring a Protein Data Bank (PDB) entry

Author(s): Sanchayita Sen

This course will show you how to explore the structural information in a PDB entry using 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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PDBe: Quick tour

Author(s): Sameer Velankar

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to 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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PDBe: Searching for biological macromolecular structures

Author(s): David Armstrong

The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) is a free and easily accessible resource for biological macromolecular structures. We collect, organise and disseminate data in both the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB)...

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PDBe: Searching the Protein Data Bank

Author(s): Sanchayita Sen

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. The course contains the following mini-tutorials...

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PDBeChem: Searching for small molecules and small molecule fragments

Author(s): Gary Battle

PDBeChem allows you to search for chemical components (ligands, small molecules and monomers) that appear in PDB entries, and discover which protein structures bind a particular ligand. This course will show you how to use PDBeChem and what you can...

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PDBeFold: Searching for structural homologues of a protein

Author(s): Gary Battle

PDBeFold can be used to identify structural homologues in the PDB. PDBe's Secondary Structure Matching service (SSM) allows you to interactively compare, align and superimpose protein structures in 3D. This course will show you how to use PDBeFold...

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PDBePISA: Identifying and interpreting the likely biological assemblies of a protein structure

Author(s): Gary Battle

PDBePISA allows you to explore macromolecular (protein, DNA/RNA and ligand) interfaces and predict the quaternary structure of your protein. This course will show you how to use PDBePISA and what you can do with it. An undergraduate degree in a life...

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Pfam: Quick tour

Author(s): Sara El-Gebali, Lorna Richardson, Rob Finn

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the protein families database Pfam, based at EMBL-EBI. Each protein family is represented by multiple sequence alignments and a profile hidden Markov model, which is used to create a probabilistic...

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PRIDE and ProteomeXchange: webinar

Author(s): Juan Antonio Vizcaino

Juan Antonio Vizcaino presents this webinar on PRIDE and ProteomeXchange. PRIDE is a resource that stores mass spectrometry-based protein expression data (including e.g. mass spectra, peptide and protein identifications, among other data types)...

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PRIDE: Quick tour

Author(s): Juan Antonio Vizcaino

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EMBL-EBI's PRoteomics IDEntifications database, PRIDE.

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Protein classification: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Author(s): Amaia Sangrador

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

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Protein interactions and their importance

Author(s): Pablo Porras Millan

This course will provide an introduction to molecular interactions, their importance and the methodologies use to generate and capture interaction data.

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ProteomeXchange submissions via PRIDE

Author(s): Juan Antonio Vizcaino

How to submit MS/MS data to ProteomeXchange via PRIDE. This course is aimed at proteomics researchers with data that they want to make available through public-domain databases of proteomics experiments.

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Proteomics: An introduction to EMBL-EBI resources

Author(s): Sandra Orchard

This course will provide an overview of proteomics. We will then introduce resources provided by the EBI related to proteomics.

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QuickGO - Gene ontology annotation

Author(s): George Georghiou

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...

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Structural volume data

Author(s): Martyn Winn

This course provides a basic introduction of volume matching techniques in the field of structural bioinformatics. It explains the use of electron microscopy (EM) and electron tomography (ET) data in creating 3D volume maps of proteins, and the...

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UniProt peptide search and publications view: webinar

Author(s): Klemens Pichler

UniProt provides the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information. This webinar will guide you through the main updates and features on the UniProt website. It...

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UniProt: Exploring protein sequence and functional information

Author(s): Michele Magrane, Sangya Pundir

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. Some knowledge of biology and proteins is required. Some bioinformatics knowledge is useful but not...

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UniProt: Exploring protein sequence and functional information - webinar

Author(s): Sangya Pundir

In the first webinar , Sangya Pundir shows us how we can use UniProt to explore protein sequence and functional information. The second webinar showcases the latests updates to the UniProt website (webinar recorded on 9th Dec 2015). The third...

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UniProt: Programmatic access to UniProtKB: webinar

Author(s): Klemens Pichler

Klemens Pichler presents this webinar on accessing UniProtKB programmatically. This webinar was recorded on 3rd June 2015. This video is best viewed in full screen using Google Chrome. See upcoming webinars .

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UniProt: Quick tour

Author(s): Michele Magrane

This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt). A full tutorial of UniProt can be found here .

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Using sequence similarity searching tools at EMBL-EBI: webinar

Author(s): Andrew Cowley

This webinar focuses on how to use tools like BLAST and PSI-Search to find homologous sequences in EMBL-EBI databases, including tips on which tool and database to use, input formats, how to change parameters and how to interpret the results pages...

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Visualising protein structures online

Author(s): David Armstrong

Litemol is a new, online macromolecular structure viewer at the PDBe, offering users the chance to easily view PDB and EMDB data in their browser and even on mobile devices. This webinar will introduce users to this fantastic new viewer and explain...

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