Simbios Talk by Jenelle Bray, Caltech, January 21, 2009

Title: GPCR Structure Prediction: Methods and Applications

We have made several advances in the computational prediction of GPCR structures. Our methods allow more sampling of conformational space, which enables us to predict an ensemble of low-lying structures. This ensemble of structures gives structure predictions that can aid in drug design, and it also can lead to more insights on activation. The methods have been validated by comparison to the available experimental GPCR crystal structures.