Correspondence | Published:

Improved visualization of protein consensus sequences by iceLogo

Nature Methods volume 6, pages 786787 (2009) | Download Citation

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1.

    et al. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D245–D249 (2008).

  2. 2.

    & Nucleic Acids Res. 18, 6097–6100 (1990).

  3. 3.

    , , & Genome Res. 14, 1188–1190 (2004).

  4. 4.

    et al. Mol. Cell Proteomics 8, 258–272 (2009).

  5. 5.

    et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 8157–8162 (2009).

  6. 6.

    et al. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D202–D205 (2008).

Download references


We thank P. Van Damme, F. Impens and K. Plasman for their data, useful suggestions and comments. K.H. is supported by a PhD grant from the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen). The laboratory in Ghent acknowledges support by research grants from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (Belgium) (project numbers G.0077.06 and G.0042.07), the Concerted Research Actions (project BOF07/GOA/012) from the Ghent University, the Inter University Attraction Poles (IUAP06).

Author information

Author notes

    • Niklaas Colaert
    •  & Kenny Helsens

    These authors contributed equally to this work.


  1. Department of Medical Protein Research, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Ghent, Belgium.

    • Niklaas Colaert
    • , Kenny Helsens
    • , Joël Vandekerckhove
    •  & Kris Gevaert
  2. Department of Biochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

    • Niklaas Colaert
    • , Kenny Helsens
    • , Joël Vandekerckhove
    •  & Kris Gevaert
  3. European Molecular Biology Laboratory Outstation, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

    • Lennart Martens


  1. Search for Niklaas Colaert in:

  2. Search for Kenny Helsens in:

  3. Search for Lennart Martens in:

  4. Search for Joël Vandekerckhove in:

  5. Search for Kris Gevaert in:

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Kris Gevaert.

Supplementary information

PDF files

  1. 1.

    Supplementary Text and Figures

    Supplementary Figures 1–3, Supplementary Notes 1–2

About this article

Publication history



Further reading

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing