Structural biology AlphaFold model - protein folding is solved?
Hello, everyone! What do you think about Deep Mind's AlphaFold? Is it the end of protein folding problem or future's end of structural biology? What kind of limitations the model has?
I think this is definitely a success. However, not everyone will be happy about this success. It is fair to assume that this will have a devastating effect on the prediction of protein structures. I suppose many will leave this field, since the main problem in it, apparently, has been resolved. This is an exceptional breakthrough and is clearly one of the most significant scientific results.
Interesting information about this program, can we say with this example that artificial intelligence is getting closer to the human one?
@nanochimik47 in some sense, yes. At least, in the case of this particular problem
Hi! Today I accidentally stumbled upon an article about Deep Mind's AlphaFold and remembered this thread. It seems to me that the modeling of protein folding is a very cool breakthrough in science. As far as I understand, it can be useful, on the one hand, in the fight against a number of diseases, and on the other hand, in the study of still little-studied proteins and structures. I've also read that in the future, with the help of similar artificial intelligence, Deep Mind plans to study how proteins form complexes, interact with DNA, RNA or small molecules, etc.
@marie-curie yep, it looks like that all molecular modelling in future will be Artificial Intelligence-based.
@morphism Why not?) It seems to me that this can significantly speed up the process