Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Feb 15, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 4)

The Human Protein Atlas

  • Beautiful images, different experimental methods represented
  • None

There are just some things that consistently make scientists happy. Among these are high-quality data, acceptance of your manuscript for publication, and, of course, beautiful images. Yes, nothing quite makes my day like a triple-stained image showing the subcell­ular localization of my favorite protein. If you share my enthusiasm, then you will absolutely love The Human Protein Atlas, a wonderful website that combines beautiful images with additional information about specific proteins. For each protein there is a summary, information about the gene/protein and antibody/antigen, and expression data for subcellular location, normal and cancer tissues, cell lines, and RNA. My favorite feature of the site is that it combines expression data from different experimental methods, such as immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, Western blots, and RNA-Seq. So if lab is getting you down, head over to this gorgeous site for a multicolored pick-me-up.

  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.


GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

What Does Brexit Mean for Biotech?

Do you agree with the contention that Brexit will NOT have a long-term negative impact on the British biotech industry?

More »