Content Is King: Databases Preserve the Collective Information of Science

J Biomol Tech. 2018 Apr;29(1):1-3. doi: 10.7171/jbt.18-2901-002. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


Databases store sequence information experimentally gathered to create resources that further science. In the last 20 years databases have become critical components of fields like proteomics where they provide the basis for large-scale and high-throughput proteomic informatics. Amos Bairoch, winner of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Frederick Sanger Award, has created some of the important databases proteomic research depends upon for accurate interpretation of data.

Keywords: informatics; mass spectrometry; protein; sequence.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Protein*
  • Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein