[BiO BB] Bioinformatics - biology db examples

Bela Tiwari btiwari at molbiol.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 16 04:54:18 EST 2002

>I need some help from you guys. I am teaching database management and data
>mining concepts for a group of biologists who are interested in
>bioinformatics. I am IT person with little knowledge of biology applications
>of Databases. I need some pointers that will be able to help me to teach the
>database concepts elegantly with biology db examples. If I can borrow a
>small bio db schema with some data in it, would be immensely helpful.


I'm not sure if this is the type of thing you are looking for or not,  but
have you tried  looking at Interpro:


I attended a course on interpro last year where they showed us the
relational model they used. I couldn't find this kind of documentation on
their site, but they do have an email address you could contact to see if
their models/schemas are available.

interhelp at ebi.ac.uk 

The  reference for Interpro is 

 Nucleic Acids Research vol 29(1):37-40 (2001).

I hope this helps,


Dr. Bela Tiwari                Bioinformatics Officer
OU Bioinformatics Centre          
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Oxford  OX1 3RE               http://www.molbiol.ox.ac.uk

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