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Sunday, August 11 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
BioKDD: Invited talk 1: State-of-the-art in protein function prediction : Predrag Radivojac, Indiana University

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Prof. Predrag Radivojac, Indiana University will deliver a talk titled State-of-the-art in protein function prediction. His summary of the talk: In this talk I will first provide the significance and computational problem formulation of protein function prediction. I will then present details of the first Critical Assessment of Functional Annotation (CAFA) experiment, where we evaluated state-of-the-art in the field. We provided evidence that modern methods significantly outperform simple BLAST alignments but that there is significant need and room for improvement. I will lay out possible avenues for improvements and accuracy assessment of function prediction proposed by my research group. Finally, I will briefly discuss the CAFA 2013-2014 challenge whose start is anticipated for Summer 2013.

Sunday August 11, 2013 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT

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