Broadening the Reach Working Group (BTR): Leveraging the Cloud for Research

The Eastern Regional Network’s (ERN) Broadening the Reach Working Group is pleased to launch the first in a series of workshops in support of leveraging the cloud in research.

The virtual workshop is bringing together researchers, faculty, research computing and central IT professionals, as well as other institutional stakeholders, including students and administrators, to share information and facilitate discussions about successful implementation of the cloud for research from the researcher and institutional perspectives.

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Enabling PROTEIN STRUCTURE PREDICTION with Artificial Intelligence at Rutgers and Beyond

This Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine Crash Course will present a broad overview of how Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) methods are being used for de novo protein structure prediction and provide hands-on experience with both AlphaFold2 and RoseTTAFold.

CASP14 revealed that AlphaFold2, developed by Google DeepMind, Inc., can predict threedimensional structures of small globular proteins with accuracies comparable to experimental methods. RoseTTAFold, developed at the University of Washington/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, approaches AlphaFold2 in terms of prediction accuracy while requiring fewer computational resources.

In this Crash Course, expert speakers will provide a solid foundation on the role of AI/ML in structural biology and showcase ongoing research efforts at Rutgers. During the hands-on tutorial, participants will learn how to utilize these new computational tools to compute structure models from amino acid sequences and download precomputed structure models from the AlphaFoldDB database. Local computing resources (Rutgers University Amarel Cluster) and access to Google Colab and the RoseTTAFold server will be made available during the hands-on session.
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“Intro to Python” Workshop

This three-hour workshop focuses on learning the basics of python programming including data types, conditionals,...


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