Protein Tertiary Structure Prediction

The structural elements that are important in the formation of the threedimensional
structure of a protein, i.e. the secondary structure of a protein,
are segments of consecutive amino acids forming regular structural patterns
called -helices and -strands. An α -helix is a winding spiral that stabilizes by
forming hydrogen bonds between neighboring turns, and a β -strand is a straight
segment of the amino acids sequence that stabilizes by forming hydrogen bonds
between neighboring -strands that run in parallel ...

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Biological Sequences

The genetic material of an organism is the blueprint of the molecules it needs for
the complex task of living. Questions about how the genetic material is stored
and used by an organism have been studied intensively. This has revealed that
the biomolecules DNA, RNA and proteins are the important players of the
game, and thus important components to model in any method for comparing
and analyzing the genetic material of organisms.
The DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule ...

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Computational Biology

The work presented in this thesis is concerned with constructing algorithms that
address problems with biological relevance. Such work is part of an interdisciplinary
area called computational biology which is concerned with utilizing the
capacities of computers to address problems of biological interest. Computational
biology spans several classical areas such as biology, chemistry, physics,
statistics and computer science, and the activities in the area are numerous.
From a computational point of view the activities are ranging from ...

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