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Past Events > Protein Modelling and Structure-Based Function Prediction

Protein Modelling and Structure-Based Function Prediction

20—21 June 2016

University of Liverpool, UK

Biochemical Society Training Days


Protein function ultimately depends on protein structure, but experimental methods for characterising protein structure can never keep pace with the genome-driven deluge of sequence data.  Plugging the gap are bioinformatics methods which can predict structures either by exploiting known structures as templates (homology modelling) or without that information (fragment-based ab initio methods covariance-based algorithms).  An impressive diversity of bioinformatics methods can be used to extract maximum value from structures, both experimental and modelled.  

This training event is largely a hands-on workshop familiarising participants with protein modelling methods and tools for inferring (dys)function, based on protein structure. Conventional homology modelling will be the major focus but advanced ab initio and covariance-based methods will also be mentioned.

Aimed at participants from graduate level onwards with no prior experience of modelling but a good understanding of protein structure principles and terminology, this event offers training in both modelling and structure-based functional inference. 

Earlybird registration deadline extended: Friday 29 April 2016
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A limited number of bursaries to cover the cost of registration and travel are available to assist attendance at this workshop.

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