J. Chim. Phys.
Volume 88, 1991
|Page(s)||2628 - 2628|
|Published online||29 May 2017|
Spin glass engineering and the protein folding problem
School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.
The way in which the three-dimensional structure of a protein is determined by the one dimensional sequence information is a major unsolved problem in modem molecular biology. In my lecture, I will show how some qualitative aspects of protein folding can be understood using ideas from the theory of spin glasses, and I will discuss some approaches to the practical solution of the protein structure prediction problem using associative memory Hamiltonians like those used in neural network theory.
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