Bioinformatics and Biochemical studies on cancer proteins – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Bioinformatics and Biochemical studies on cancer proteins

Sohavni Singh


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Research Mentor(s): Yang Zhang, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Michigan Medicine
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 4 (2pm-2:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 17
Presenter: 5

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Protein sequence data is abundant, but ancestry information of those proteins and experimental analysis of the structure of those protein sequences are less available, and costly to produce. Thus, machine learning algorithms are being developed to predict protein structure. For structure prediction, available data is collected and parsed for the specific properties one’s algorithm requires, such as torsion angles for tertiary structure prediction. After an algorithm is trained against this data, the algorithm can be tested in its correctness of predicting protein structure. As a new algorithm is developed, an increase in accuracy and precision is expected.

Authors: Sohavni Singh, Yang Li
Research Method: Computer Programming

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