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Training courses: DisProt and MobiDB: Exploring Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and functional information

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications: 15th April 2024
  • Chosen participants will be notified by: 19th April 2024
  • Course date: 22th April 2024


The selected participants will receive a Zoom link to connect to the course.


This course is free of charge.

Selection procedure

A maximum of 30 participants will be selected on a first-come- first-served basis.
Selected participants will be notified by 19th April 2024.


  • Maria Cristina Aspromonte- University of Padova, ELIXIR-IT, Italy
  • Federica Quaglia - University of Padova, ELIXIR-IT, Italy
  • Victoria Nugnes - University of Padova, ELIXIR-IT, Italy


BioComputing UP group - University of Padova, ELIXIR-IT, Italy


For all kinds of queries, please contact the organisers Maria Cristina Aspromonte or Federica Quaglia at:

Course Description

The BioComputing UP group – University of Padova, in collaboration with ELIXIR-IT, is excited to present a specialized training course on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP). This course is designed to facilitate the dissemination of two major resources about the disordered protein, DisProt and MobiDB, both part of ELIXIR infrastructure, within the scientific community. Through this course, participants will gain fundamental insights into IDP data interpretation, the correlation with specific biological mechanisms and diseases while learning about the essential guidelines for becoming active contributors to the extensive network of DisProt curators.

Target audience

The workshop is open to all biological or biomedical PhD and Post-Doc research scientists, as well as team leaders and PIs.

Aims of the workshop

  • Dissemination of IDP resources (DisProt, MobiDB)
  • To promote awareness of the importance of IDPs and databases containing IDP data.
  • To highlight the significance of curation in DisProt and to facilitate the discovery and establishment of new collaborations.

Resources and tools covered

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Access, navigate, and explore the wide range of DisProt and MobiDB data.
  • Understand the importance of curation.
  • Have the basics of how to curate a disordered protein or a disordered region in DisProt.

Course prerequisites

You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the resources that will be presented at the course. Some knowledge of biology and proteins is required for this course. It is recommended to familiarize yourself with intrinsically disordered proteins before attending the course by reviewing the materials shared by the organizers.


Application Form





14:00 - 14:30 Maria Cristina Aspromonte How to explore DisProt database
14:30 - 15:00 Maria Cristina Aspromonte How to explore MobiDB database
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Federica Quaglia What is the biocuration in DisProt and how to join in the curation community. Collaboration and opportunities
16:15 - 17:15 Victoria Nugnes Best practice and practical use case for the IDP curation in DisProt
17:15 - 17:30 All Conclusions