Protein structure & AI: the excitement about the recent advance made by Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Programme

Speaker
Prof Yvonne Jones, Prof Charles Godfray
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School - Online Talk
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

On the 30th November it was announced that the Artificial Intelligence computer programme AlphaFold had made a decisive breakthrough in the determination of the 3-D structures of proteins.

The announcement was immediately hailed as one of the major scientific advances of the decade.

Why is it important to understand the 3-D structures of protein, why are they difficult to construct, and what is the nature of AlphaFold’s advance? Why is this so exciting and what further advances in medicine and the other biosciences may result? To find out, join a conversation between Yvonne Jones, Director, Cancer Research UK Receptor Structure Research Group and Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin School, who will explore these fascinating issues.

Register and watch this talk live here.

The talk will also be streamed via YouTube, but please note you will not be able to take part in the interactive Q&A session unless you join the talk on CrowdCast.