Ioannis Xenarios & Alan Bridge
Swiss-Prot Group
University of Geneva
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What do 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 2017

UniProt was named as one of the first ELIXIR Core Data Resources in 2017.

Main publications 2017

  • Hulo C et al. Bacterial Virus Ontology; Coordinating across Databases. Viruses. 2017 May 23;9(6).
  • Morgat A et al. Updates in Rhea - an expert curated resource of biochemical reactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 45(D1):D415-D418.
  • Poux S et al. UniProt Consortium. On expert curation and scalability: UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot as a case study. Bioinformatics. 2017 Nov 1;33(21):3454-3460.

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