Protein structure prediction and homology modelling


Powerful methods exist to extract the maximal amount of information from a protein sequence. Students will pick a topic from the list below (or suggest a topic) and present the state of the art to the class. Presentations should be based on 3-5 recent papers and should not be closely linked to methods being used in the student’s thesis project. Subject choices will be discussed with the instructor prior to approval.

Sequence alignments
Prediction of secondary structure and disorder
Ab initio methods
Quaternary structure prediction
Membrane Proteins




Course Next Offered

Nov. 3 - Dec. 8, 2021

Course Time and Location

Wednesdays Nov. 3 - Dec. 8, 2021 (6x 2 hour sessions).
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Room 3290 Medical Sciences Building

Classes will be in-person, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.

Enrollment Limit

Yes — 12

Method of Student Evaluation

40% Oral presentation on the selected topic
40% Written 5 page minireview on the selected topic
20% Participation in group discussions


Gil Privé

Gil Privé

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Last Updated 26 October 2021