UCSC team places 4th in CASP competition


Professor Kevin Karplus successfully led the UCSC team in the 4th international Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP4), which took place December 3-7 in Pacific Grove, California.

The CASP prediction team from UCSC took 4th place overall. The team experienced some disappointment in the placing of the automatic server.

Participants submit structure models for different target proteins that have no published structure, and these predictions are compared with experimental models from x-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy.