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Qbio Seminar Series-Julie Mitchell

Event Details

When: January 27, 2016, 2:00 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

Data Driven Approaches to Molecular Biophysics

Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell
Professor, Math & Biochemistry

Data science has transformed our understanding of biology, but knowledge-based predictive modeling in structural biology and biophysics has lagged behind more data-rich fields such as genetics. We will present several examples of machine learning predictive models related to protein-protein binding and mutagenesis effects, allosteric communication and nucleic acid binding sites. Recasting fundamental questions about protein energetics in terms of supervised learning leads to reliable predictive models for important biophysical questions.

All QBio sponsored talks take place on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Orchard View room of the Discovery Building. Talks are open to the public. Access to the room is via the elevator behind Aldo’s Cafe in the Northeast corner of the building.