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Speaker: Ken Dill

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Talk title: Using Protein Folding Physics in Physics-Based Protein Structure Prediction

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January 12, 2006, 3:30pm


Chan Auditorium at the Child & Family Research Institute at 4480 Oak Street

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco


Predicting protein structures from their amino acid sequences has been challenging within physics-based modeling because of the size and difficulty of this global optimization problem. However, many real proteins fold very quickly (microseconds). We show here how insights from physical protein folding can be used to speed up computational protein structure prediction.

Student speaker: Kelvin Zhang, Bioinformatics Training Program for Health Research