Hinxton, 22 July 2021 DeepMind and EMBL release the most complete database of predicted 3D structures of human proteins Partners use AlphaFold, the AI system recognised last year as a solution to the protein structure prediction problem, to release more than 350,000 protein structure predictions including the entire human proteome to the scientific community.
Hinxton, 22 July 2021 Accessible 3D protein models to accelerate scientific discovery Disruptive scientific breakthroughs raise more questions than they answer. They open new research avenues and can inspire entirely new fields of study. Just as the Human Genome moment marked the beginning of a revolution in genomics, so too AlphaFold might usher in a new era in biology.
Heidelberg, 7 July 2021 New insights into Salmonella’s survival strategies EMBL’s Typas group and colleagues have analysed how the intracellular pathogen Salmonella enterica secretes proteins to survive and thrive in infected cells. Using a novel approach, which for the first time allows scientists to study which host cell proteins are targeted by the pathogen, the scientists revealed new insights into how Salmonella hijacks the cell’s cholesterol supplies, and how it rewires cellular transport processes to promote its own survival.