Access Bioinformatics Databases with Biopython

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Sequence alignment using NCBI-BLAST

Fetch PUBMED & Nucleotide sequence using ENTREZ, PDB, EXPASY

Access KEGG pathways and genes

Clock1 hour
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to access, parse, and visualize data from various bioinformatics sequence and structural online databases such as ENTREZ, PDB, KEGG and NCBI using Biopython. You will also interact with various bioinformatics file formats such as FASTA, PDB, GENBANK and XML along with various parsers to read and modify these files using Biopython. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

BioinformaticsPython Programmingaccess biological database

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Sequence alignment using NCBI-BLAST

  2. Fetch PUBMED & Nucleotide sequence using ENTREZ

  3. Fetch proteins from PDB


  5. Access KEGG database

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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