5 Questions You Can Answer With NCBI Protein and Structure Databases*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Molly Knapp, AHIP <molly.knapp@utah.edu>.

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/classes/bioinformatics-education

Protein sequences are the fundamental determinants of biological structure and function. This webinar shows how to use the Protein and Structure Databases from NCBI to find information about the biological structure and function of proteins.

In this webinar, you will learn about the Protein and Structure databases and how to use them to answer the following questions:

  1. How can I find a RefSeq protein of interest?
  2. How can I find the NCBI Reference Genomic Sequence, transcript , and protein sequence for a given gene and organism?
  3. How do I retrieve all structures from a particular organism?
  4. How can I find 3D structures bound to a specific chemical (e.g., aspirin)?
  5. How can I retrieve and view a 3D structure for a specific type of molecule (e.g., protein, RNA, DNA)?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this Webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, users will be able to: 

  1. find the NCBI Reference Genomic Sequence, transcript , and protein sequence for a given gene and organism
  2. retrieve structures from a particular organism
  3. Locate 3D structures bound to a specific chemical 
  4. Retrieve and view a 3D structure for a specific type of molecule

Timed Agenda

0 - 0:05 Introductions

0:05-0:45 Database walk through with hands-on examples

0:45 - 1:00 questions and wrap up

Instructor: Molly Knapp, AHIP

MLA CE Credits: 1