Prof Yvonne Jones, Prof Phil Biggins & Prof Charles Godfray in conversation: "Protein structure & AI: the excitement about the recent advance made by Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Programme"
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.

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Date: 10 December 2020, 17:00 (Thursday, 9th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Online
Speakers: Prof Yvonne Jones (University of Oxford), Professor Sir Charles Godfray (Director, Oxford Martin School), Prof Phil Biggin (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
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Part of: Oxford Martin School Virtual Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell