Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
Dr. Jinbo Xu
Professor, Toyota Technicalogical Institute at Chicago
Protein Contact Prediction and Folding by Deep Learning
Ab initio folding is one of the most challenging problems in Computational Biology. Recently contact-assisted folding has made some progress on this problem, but it requires accurate inter-residue contact prediction, which by existing methods can only be achieved on some proteins with a very large number of sequence homologs.