What we do

In the Swiss-Prot Group, we develop, annotate and maintain the UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot protein sequence database, the most widely used protein information resource in the world (and an ELIXIR Core Data Resource), as well as a number of other internationally renowned expert-curated knowledge resources. These include the HAMAP and PROSITE databases of protein families and domains, the ENZYME database of enzyme nomenclature, the Rhea database of biochemical reactions, the SwissLipids database of lipid structures and biological knowledge, and the ViralZone portal. The group also participates in the development and maintenance of the ExPASy website.

Highlights 2018

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Main publications 2018


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Alan Bridge
Swiss-Prot Group
University of Geneva
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Domains of activity:

  • Proteins and proteomes
  • Biochemistry
  • Core facilities and competence centres
  • Database curation
  • Lipids
  • Metabolomics
  • Ontology
  • Protein interactions
  • Proteomics
  • Semantic web format
  • Systems biology

Domains of application:

  • Basic research

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