Principles of Protein Structure, Comparative Protein Modelling, and Visualisation

Please note that Part I has not been updated since some time and all information is provided only on a "as is basis". We are currently working on an updated version of this course.

Part I: Introduction to Protein structure

Part II: Protein modelling with SWISS-MODEL

Please find here a (non exhaustive) list of other homology modelling tools and services

Part III: Model quality

Model quality assessment tools are used to estimate the reliability of predicted protein structure models. The accuracy of individual models may vary significantly from the expected average quality due for instance to suboptimal target-template alignments, low template quality, structural flexibility or inaccuracies introduced by the modeling program. Individual assessment of each model is therefore essential. Please find here a (non exhaustive) list of tools and services:

Part IV: Protein Structure Visualization

The following tools allow visualization of macromolecular structures in PDB format (i.e. experimental structures and models). SWISS-MODEL results are best viewed and manipulated with the program DeepView (Swiss-PdbViewer), which also allows to modify the target template alignment for the SWISS-MODEL "project mode".



The 5 first chapters of this course (Part I) are adapted from the Internet course on protein structure by J. Cooper, J. Walshaw & Alan Mills.