The EMBL-EBI search and sequence analysis tools APIs in 2019

Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jul 2;47(W1):W636-W641. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz268.


The EMBL-EBI provides free access to popular bioinformatics sequence analysis applications as well as to a full-featured text search engine with powerful cross-referencing and data retrieval capabilities. Access to these services is provided via user-friendly web interfaces and via established RESTful and SOAP Web Services APIs ( Both systems have been developed with the same core principles that allow them to integrate an ever-increasing volume of biological data, making them an integral part of many popular data resources provided at the EMBL-EBI. Here, we describe the latest improvements made to the frameworks which enhance the interconnectivity between public EMBL-EBI resources and ultimately enhance biological data discoverability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid
  • Databases, Protein
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis*
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein
  • Software*