TERENA Networking Conference 2000    

Network Services for Biologists in the Genome Era: The Work of the European Bioinformatics Institute

Rodrigo Lopez, The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), United Kingdom

The European Bioinformatics Institute is a central player in the distribution of genome data. It is the home of the biggest DNA sequence archive -The EMBL nucleotide sequence database. The EBI provides many points of access to interactive genome services from it's main web site co-ordinated with many international bioinformatic centres. These services include a sophisticated query system which is specifically designed to explore and link over 100 biological databases. A comprehensive set of sequence comparison algorithms are available interactively and over e-mail from the EBI. It also hosts various research and development groups which specialise in many aspects of automated genome analysis, database technology , protein structure and function prediction. These activities ensure that scientific professionals as well as educators can use the EBI services not only for on-going research but also for basic training purposes.

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