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Data representations and modeling in structural molecular biology

TRIPODS Seminar

Data representations and modeling in structural molecular biology
Series: TRIPODS Seminar
Location: ENR2 S210
Presenter: Jack Snoeyik, Department of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill

We live in an interesting time, when Google’s DeepMind can come in to
the 13th biennial CASP “protein folding” competition, and win it on
their first attempt.

As an outsider – a computer scientist who has participated in CASP,
but has collaborated with some of the insiders, both participants and
evaluators – I will give some vignettes to illustrate the role of data
science in the scientific endeavor of learning how proteins fold into
the structures that allow their function.   (Many come from former PhD
students, Matt O’Meara and Andrew Leaver-Fay and their work in the
Rosetta Commons, from David & Jane Richardson’s lab at Duke, and from
teaching COMP 65, Folding: from paper to proteins.)

(Pizza, coffee & tea will be provided at 11:20am)