TLDR

Just yesterday, Deepmind published a blog talking about how their AI, AlphaFold2, predicted protein structures in the biennial CASP challenge this year with stunning accuracy. There’s been a lot of buzz in the computational science community discussing the ramifications of their work.

If you’ve seen the buzz and are curious about protein folding, read on… This post is supposed to capture the motivation and complexity of the problem for an audience familiar with STEM in some way.

Majorly, this is a post close to my heart since protein folding is the broad problem in which I did my Masters’ research…

Abhirath Batra

Engineer @ Microsoft; Trying to learn everyday ; Find me @ abhirathb.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store