Making inferences from multiple sequence alignments of modular proteins

Renato Alves   2020-11-05   Comments Off on Making inferences from multiple sequence alignments of modular proteins

Date(s) - 2020-11-05
14:00 CET - 17:00 CET



Host: Renato Alves
Trainer: Toby Gibson
Helpers: Balint Meszaros

About this course

This 3 hour afternoon course will be held remotely by Zoom.

A course web page will be prepared in advance with selected sequence sets that illustrate useful points about sequence/structure/function relationships. As is appropriate in these times, some sets will be relevant to pathogen infection biology. For extra context, we may tap into tools other than sequence alignments such as Pfam, ELM, Uniprot and Chimera.

A web page will be prepared for the course and followed on the day. Participants will not use their own datasets during the course itself but are welcome to discuss their proteins with the trainer subsequently.

Preparation in Advance

Preinstall and briefly test:

  • JalView for viewing sequence alignments and accessing remote alignment servers
  • UCSF Chimera for visualising structures
  • Zoom


EMBL Bio-IT and the Gibson Team will offer the course for free to all EMBL members.

The course is limited to 20 (virtual) seats which shall be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Registration deadline: 3rd November 2020 – 17:00


Bookings are closed for this event.

About Renato Alves

I am a Community and Project Manager for Bio-IT and Training Coordinator for ELIXIR Germany. Find me at EMBL-HD office 116 or at Bio-IT drop-in Sessions on Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 at the EMBL staff lounge (or online). Contact Details: email -, Twitter -, GitHub -, GitLab -, ORCID -