What we do

In the Swiss-Prot Group, we excel in the art of generating knowledge from the growing body of scientific publications, while harnessing the power of deep learning to accelerate literature triage and information extraction in human and machine-readable forms - delivering the most accurate and informative evidence to our users in a timely manner.

Our team of biocurators and software developers annotate, maintain and develop 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.

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Domain(s) of activity:

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

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research

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