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A Critical Guide to the neXtProt knowledgebase: querying using SPARQL

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series briefly outlines how to explore the neXtProt human protein database using SPARQL. While text indexation has made database contents more accessible, being able to combine search criteria for specific content permits more powerful...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Human protein database, Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction nextprot, Nextprot data model, Rdf triples, Semantic triples, Sparql queries, Sparql syntax, Training material

A Critical Guide to the PDB

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides a brief outline of the Protein Data Bank – the PDB – the world’s primary repository of biological macromolecular structures. The rationale for creating the resource and the kinds of information it provides are discussed,...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction pdb, Protein structure analysis, Protein structure databases, Protein structures

A Critical Guide to InterPro

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides an introduction to the InterPro database, the largest, most comprehensive, integrated protein family database in the world. The rationale for creating the resource, the nature of its contributing databases and the kinds of...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction interpro, Protein family classification, Protein family databases, Protein family hierarchies, Protein function annotation, Protein sequence analysis

A Critical Guide to the UniProtKB Flat-file Format

This Critical Guide briefly presents the need for biological databases and for a standard format for storing and organising biological data. Web-based interfaces have made databases more user-friendly, but knowledge of the underlying file format offers a deeper understanding of how to navigate...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Flat file databases, Flat files, Introduction bioinformatics, Uniprotkb flat file format

A Critical Guide to UniProtKB

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides a brief outline of the UniProt protein sequence database, with a particular focus on the UniProt Knowledgebase – UniProtKB. The rationale for creating the resource, its contributing databases and the kinds of information...

Scientific topics: Database management

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction uniprot, Protein sequence databases, Uniprot knowledgebase

A Critical Guide to BLAST

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides an overview of the BLAST similarity search tool, briefly examining the underlying algorithm and its rise to popularity. Several Web-based and stand-alone implementations are reviewed, and key features of typical search...

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction blast, Sequence database searching, Sequence similarity searching

A Critical Guide to Unix

This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series briefly introduces the Unix Operating System, and provides a subset of some of the most helpful and commonly used commands, including those that allow various types of search, navigation and file manipulation. Several keystroke...

Keywords: Command line, Introduction bioinformatics, Introduction unix, Unix commands, Unix operating system

Big Data, Genes, and Medicine

This course distills for you expert knowledge and skills mastered by professionals in Health Big Data Science and Bioinformatics. You will learn exciting facts about the human body biology and chemistry, genetics, and medicine that will be intertwined with the science of Big Data and skills to...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, bioinformatics, algorithms

Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology

In this course, you will learn how to use the BaseSpace cloud platform developed by Illumina (our industry partner) to apply several standard bioinformatics software approaches to real biological data.

In particular, in a series of Application Challenges will see how genome assembly can be used...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)

Named a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central!

This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of bioinformatics to look for hidden messages in DNA without ever needing to put on a lab coat.

In the first half of the...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)

In previous courses in the Specialization, we have discussed how to sequence and compare genomes. This course will cover advanced topics in finding mutations lurking within DNA and proteins.

In the first half of the course, we would like to ask how an individual's genome differs from the...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)

You may have heard a lot about genome sequencing and its potential to usher in an era of personalized medicine, but what does it mean to sequence a genome?

Biologists still cannot read the nucleotides of an entire genome as you would read a book from beginning to end. However, they can read...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners

Are you interested in learning how to program (in Python) within a scientific setting?

This course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems along with a handful of programming challenges helping you implement these algorithms in Python. It offers a gently-paced introduction...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, software-development

Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)

How do we infer which genes orchestrate various processes in the cell? How did humans migrate out of Africa and spread around the world? In this class, we will see that these two seemingly different questions can be addressed using similar algorithmic and machine learning techniques arising from...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)

Once we have sequenced genomes in the previous course, we would like to compare them to determine how species have evolved and what makes them different.

In the first half of the course, we will compare two short biological sequences, such as genes (i.e., short sequences of DNA) or proteins. We...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)

In the previous course in the Specialization, we learned how to compare genes, proteins, and genomes. One way we can use these methods is in order to construct a "Tree of Life" showing how a large collection of related organisms have evolved over time.

In the first half of the course, we will...

Keywords: life-sciences, computer-science, health-informatics, algorithms

STAO 2014 Understanding a genetic disease thanks to Bioinformatics

This workshop allows to discover several bioinformatics tools and databases (genome browser, alignment tool, BLAST, dbSNP, UniProtKB, PDB) in the context of the discovery of a rare variant leading to the production of a non functional insulin in a Norwegian family. Additional documents are ...

Keywords: Blast, Genome browsing, Introduction bioinformatics, Protein structure visualisation, Variant detection

Clinical Bioinformatics I - Tutor notes

Clinical Bioinformatics I is a 10 credit module of the new MSc in Clinical Bioinformatics, delivered by Nowgen/NGRL and the University of Manchester in the UK. Clinical Bioinformatics is one of the streams of the NHS Scientific Training Programme (STP). The programme is a mixture of work...

Keywords: Clinical bioinformatics, Genomics, Introduction bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics

An introduction to bioinformatics for bench biologists delivered as part of the EMBL Australia Masterclass on Protein Sequence Analysis http://oz-masterclass.wikispaces.com/ . Focuses on using UniProt to explore different reasons why information inferred by "direct assay" and "prediction" could...

Keywords: Introduction bioinformatics

eBioKit

Extensive teaching experience gained by conducting bioinformatics training courses in Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius (UoM), SriLanka, Sweden, Chile and Zimbabwe showed that it was difficult to successfully teach and demonstrate several bioinformatics resources, due to and often limited by slow Internet...

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Introduction bioinformatics