Czech Society for Structural Biology
Česká společnost pro strukturní biologii



The Czech Society
for Structural Biology
(Česká společnost
pro strukturní biologii

Videnska 1083
CZ-142 20 Prague
Czech Republic

CSSB@structbio.org
VAT number: 0022869433
account num.: 2300076583/2010
IBAN: CZ2820100000002300076583
SWIFT/BIC: FIOBCZPPXXX

Information Resources in Biotechnology

A one day seminar about database resources available free of charge from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Databases are prepared by the partners of the SLING project, particularly EBI, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the European Patent Office (EPO). 

The seminar will underline the worldwide cooperation among the bioinformatic institutes and patent offices allowing preparation of the most comprehensive databases with a worldwide coverage of scientific publications and of all the patent publications. 

The participants of the seminar will be given the first hand information about the most effective search approaches by the speakers of institutions directly involved in the preparation of the databases. Hand on sessions are foreseen in the afternoon to accommodate the specific needs and questions of the participants. 

The seminar will highlight the volume and importance of the biotechnological information published in patent documents and explain how to effectively access this information in the free of charge patent database of the European Patent office (Espacenet).

A presentation of the patent system for non specialists will be offered focusing on important questions of practical impact for researchers, for instance 

 

  • When to publish
  • When to apply for a patent
  • Problems to avoid
  • Benefits of the Patent Publication system

 

The seminar will take a place at the Institute of Molecular Genetics AS

CR, Krc campus on Thursday, September 22 between 9:00 and 16:00 and is free of charge. 
Looking forward to seeing you at the seminar!
Gerard Giroud (SLING)
Marek Polach (CzechBio)
Bohdan Schneider (IBT AS CR) 
organizers
 

Pogram of the seminar (in pdf)


Time

Topic

Presenter

08:30-09:00

Registration

 

09:00-09:10

Introduction

Bohdan Schneider

IBT

09:10-09:25

Biotechnology in the Czech Republic and International cooperation policy

Marek Polach

CzechBio

09:25-9:40

The Patent System Today

How can patent office help you? Services of the patent office, a presentation in plain words for non-specialists..

Šimon Bednář

Patent Examiner, Czech Patent Office

09:40-9:50

The Sling project, EPO-EBI Collaborations.

Building a Bio information infrastructure. The European Union Approach.

Gérard Giroud

SLING Project Consultant

09:50-10:10

Comprehensive Bio molecular Databases.

A worldwide Cooperation among Europe, Japan and USA; extended to South Korea, China. Role of EBI, NCBI and DDBJ. Role of Patent Offices: EPO, JPO, USPTO, KIPO, SIPO

Stephane Nauche

Head, EPO Life Sciences Unit

10:10-10:40

EBI Services.

The EBI hosts a vast range of Databases and tools. The presentation will focus on EMBL-EBI’s major databases, as well as analytical tools mostly relevant to the Intellectual property word, with an extra attention to sequence related databases and tools.

Jennifer McDowall

EBI

10:40-11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00-11:20

Patent Sequence Databases.

The non-redundant patent sequence databases, which cover the public patent sequence data, have been enriched with additional data from the patent documents

Stephane Nauche

Head, EPO Life Sciences Unit

11:20-11:40

EBI Filing Tool- Publishing Sequences.

How to file your results at EBI and to be published in the worldwide Databases

Jennifer McDowall

EBI

11:40-12:00

Filing a Patent: the filing Tool  BISSAP.

The Biological Sequence Submission Application for Patents is a new tool to facilitate the submission of biological sequences as part of patent applications. The tool handles preparation of the sequences, their verification and generation of sequence listing files. The conversion between the supported formats is an additional functionality

EPO speaker

12:00-12:20

Databases of protein sequences

The Uniprot database: preparation- cooperation- features. How to best use it

 

Marie-Claude Blatter 

Swiss-Prot Group

 

12:20-12:40

Chemical Entities Databases or Search Literature articles

Small chemical entities with a biological effect. The improved version of Pubmed available through EBI

Jennifer McDowall

EBI

12:45-14:00

Lunch break

 

14:00-14:30

EBI – demonstration, search examples on use of EBI databases and tools

Based on requests provided by participants upon registration

Jennifer McDowall

EBI

14:30-15:00

Patent Sequence Databases- demonstration, search examples on use of EPO databases and tools.

Based on requests provided by participants upon registration

Stephane Nauche

Head, EPO Life Sciences Unit

15:00-15:30

SIB - Databases of protein sequence - demonstration, search example on use of the databases and tools.

Based on requests provided by participants upon registration

 

Marie-Claude Blatter 

Swiss-Prot Group

 

15:30-16:00

Questions/Answers. Recommendations. Conclusion

All speakers