DeepMind CASP results
We plan to discuss this in more detail once these CASP 14 results are published, but this is a very exciting result that hopefully advances the field of protein structure determination (which was always the ultimate goal of structure prediction).
Many of you who have been here since Foldit's participation in CASP 11 have noticed how our focus has shifted from structure prediction and refinement, to fitting electron density and protein design. This has been particularly evident this year with all your coronavirus efforts.
It is not yet clear how DeepMind's methods will perform with protein design, but the Rosetta community has already incorporated AlphaFold's methods from CASP 13 and we plan to integrate these into Foldit soon.
Lastly, we want to congratulate all of you as DeepMind's co-founder and CEO revealed that Foldit was an inspiration for AlphaFold! Today they gave the keynote talk at the CASP meeting, with an entire slide about Foldit.
Keep up the great folding and keep inspiring everyone!(Fri, 12/04/2020 - 21:09 | 3 comments)