How do you solve big problems such as fighting disease or decreasing pollution? One protein at a time. Meet Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, a pioneer when it comes to understanding the basic building blocks of life. Cheng is the Thompson Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He’s spent nearly 20 years solving [...]
A protein's 3D structure determines how it will function. Mizzou Engineers demonstrated ways to predict protein structures at this year's CASP14 event. Mizzou Engineering students took on tech giants at a worldwide competition last month and came home in the top 10 for devising a way to accurately predict protein structures. And in subcategories, Mizzou [...]
Using artificial intelligence technologies, Thompson Professor Jianlin Cheng is devising a way to predict 3-dimensional protein structures. The method translates a protein sequence into a 2-dimensional map to predict the structure. Knowing the three-dimensional structure of proteins—such as the shape of the spike-like protein that injects coronavirus into our cells—can help us treat illnesses. That’s [...]
Jianlin Cheng’s MULTICOM team finished third overall and first in predicting accuracy of protein structural models at the CASP13 competition in December.