On Folding Proteins

December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas, everyone.

What is the “protein folding problem”? A brief explanation

Today Google DeepMind announced that their deep learning system AlphaFold has achieved unprecedented levels of accuracy on the “protein folding problem”, a grand challenge problem in computational biochemistry.

What is this problem, and why is it hard?

A good primer on protein folding, the challenges involved, and, of course, recent developments.

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Written by Shawn Borton
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