Part 3: Protein shape descriptors

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
EE/CS 3-180
Patrice Koehl (University of California)
As the number of proteins for which
a high resolution structure is known grow, it is important
to classify them. A classification of protein structure would
be useful for example to derive structural signatures for the protein functions.
Classification requires a measure of protein structure similarity:
while there are tools available to align and superpose protein structures,
these tools are usually slow and not practical for large scale comparisons.
In this talk, I will discuss the development of protein shape descriptors
that allow fast detection of similarity between protein structures.
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