January Tech Meet

So the next BioGeeks tech meet will be on January 27th at Imperial College London at 6pm.

Multi-scale computational protein design
James MacDonald, Imperial College London
Efficiently exploring protein structure/sequence space is difficult due to the astronomical number of variables. In the case of computational enzyme design one wants to fit a given constellation of functional group residues onto a protein scaffold. I introduce a method I have been developing to explore conformational space on multiple levels of detail while annealing an “active site” on to a scaffold.

Poing: a coder’s take on protein modelling
Ben Jeffreys, Imperial College
Poing is a protein structure and folding model, designed to predict the tertiary structure of a protein from its sequence. I’ve been developing Poing for five years, after moving into computational biology from a background in software engineering. I’ve tried to keep the engineering ethos whilst dealing with the vagaries of scientific enquiry. My talk will focus on the engineering aspect, and how I’ve used a combination of C++, Python, various Python libraries, Subversion and server farms to produce a fairly slick workflow for both software engineering and developing and using the protein structure model. I will also talk about what I would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight.
Slides from Ben’s talk

Bioinformatics in the cloud
Peter Clarke, NUI Maynooth


Thursday 27th January
6pm onwards.

Flowers Building
Imperial College

map of imperial college

4 responses to “January Tech Meet

  1. Pingback: January Tech Meet | London BioGeeks | Back of a Stamp

  2. Sounds interesting! There are some of us here wanting to learn more about bioinformatics (we’re a software team), and we’d like to come — do we need to register anywhere?

    • No need to register, just turn up. The building requires swipe-card access though. There’ll be someone at the door to let you in until the talks start but if you’re likely to be much later than 6pm you let us know in advance so we know to keep an eye out for you.

  3. Thanks! We’ll aim to be there at 6pm.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s