Carnegie Mellon University
June 28, 2009

Group Led by Christopher Langmead won Best Contribution Award at 3Dsig meeting

Lane Center faculty member Christopher Langmead led a group that recently won the Best Contribution award at the 2009 3Dsig meeting on Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics for their paper “A Graphical Model Approach for Predicting Free Energies of Association for Protein-Protein Interactions Under Backbone and Side-chain Flexibility”.

The paper, co-authored by Computer Science graduate student Hetunandan Kamisetty and Prof. Chris Bailey-Kellogg of Dartmouth College, introduces a powerful new method for investigating the physics governing molecular interactions. Their breakthrough result will lead to new methods for designing drugs, and for designing new proteins that can be used to produce alternative sources of energy.