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BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs

Background
The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of...

Keywords: Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment

Resource type: e-learning

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens

Background
The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further...

Keywords: Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics

Resource type: e-learning

How to install and load the Identifier Mapping Service with data needed for gene-to-variant and variant-to-gene

Tutorial describing how a BridgeDb Identifier Mapping Database (IMS) service can be started and used for gene-variant mapping. It explains how to download the IMS Docker and identifier mapping databases (link sets), load the link sets, and test the web interface.

Scientific topics: Genetic variation, Genomics

Keywords: ELIXIR RIR, BridgeDb

Resource type: Tutorial

Biocuration: An Introduction

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 best viewed using Google Chrome and in...

Keywords: Biocuration

Introduction to Biopython

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. The module presents an introduction to Biopython. It shows how to deal with sequences and sequence records, how to download records from NCBI databases, how to run Blast and how to parse XML Blast outputs.

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Biopython, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Bioinformatics approaches to Identify causative sequence variants in farm animals

ALLBIO and DEANN Training course: 12-16 May 2014, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden
The training is mainly intended for researchers that want or already use techniques like genome-wide SNP genotyping, candidate gene sequencing, transcriptome sequencing and other bioinformatics tools in their work to...

Keywords: Allbio, Farm animals, Qtl, Rnaseq, Transcription factors

SV-Autopilot: the new face of Structural Variant Detection

Although there are many tools designed for structural variation (SV) analysis there has been no bench mark study to guide scientists in choosing the best tool for their particular data set. In this test case, AllBio Test Case 2 – Identification of Large Structural Variants, a researcher is eager...

Keywords: Ngs bioinformatics, Structural variations

Using R with Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes the Python module interfacing the R package for statistics. The module shows how to calculate mean, standard deviation, z-score and p-value of a set of numbers, and how to generate plots. Input files for the scripts presented...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Searching data using Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes how to use Python dictionary and set data structures to search your data. In particular, how to use a dictionary to represent the genetic code table and use it to translate a nucleotide sequence into a protein sequence, and...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Pattern Matching

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It teaches how to do pattern matching in Python, i.e. how to find a substring (or a set of substrings) in a string. To this aim, it introduces the regular expression syntax, and the tools needed to search regular expressions in biological...

Keywords: Pattern matching, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Writing functions in Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with functions and how to write and use them. It also introduces namespaces and the tuple data structure. The module contains several exercises and suggested solutions. The text of exercises is also provided in a separate file. 

Scientific topics: Bioinformatics

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Python Programs

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with Python programs, how to write and run them, and how to provide input and generate output. The module also contains exercises and suggested solutions. 

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Linear Motifs and Phosphorylation Sites

This is a lecture on linear motifs and phophorylation sites (P-sites). Some materials from other lectures are reused.
The lecture is basically about computational approaches to encode, predict, analyse, and use functional motifs and P-sites.
Here you can find:

    A definition of linear motifs and...

Keywords: Bioinformatics

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) wikibook

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has become a commodity. With the commercialization of various affordable desktop sequencers, NGS will be of reach by more traditional wet-lab biologists . As seen in recent years, genome-wide scale computational analysis is increasingly being used as a backbone to...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Next generation sequencing, Ngs

Parsing data records using Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. One typical problem in bioinformatics is parsing data files. This module explains how to parse FASTA files and GenBank records. It also introduces the if/elif/else construct to make choice in programming and the list  data structure. The...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Python, Python biologists, Record parsing