Bioinformatics Notes

The Future of Protein Science Will Not Be Supervised by Mohammed AlQuraishi

  • What should be obvious is that new protein sequences are being acquired at a much faster pace than structures, and the above holds true for pretty much any form of functional characterization of proteins. There is no assay that we can perform today that will close this exponentially increasing gap, certainly nothing on the horizon. … On the one hand this may seem depressing, but on the other hand, I believe it presents a unique opportunity for unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning.