Exploring high speed computational methods to extrapolate to the rest of the protein universe, The Ten Most Wanted Solutions in Protein Bioinformatics considers the most significant problems occupying those looking to identify the biological properties and functional roles of proteins. After summarizing each problem, the author looks at and evaluates the current approaches being utilized, before going on to consider some potential approaches and future possibilities. The author also presents introductory material on protein structure and function, with an evolutionary perspective and includes a suggested reading list for further research at the end of each chapter
Anna Tramontano is Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" since 2001. She received her PhD in Physics from the University of Naples (Italy) in 1980 and held various appointments at research institutes in Europe and in the U.S. before becoming Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Milan in 1990. From 1996 to 2001 she held the position as director of Computational Biology and Chemistry at the Merck Research Laboratories in Rome. Anna Tramontano is among the organizers of the CASP (critical assessment of protein structure prediction) conferences and is on the editorial boards of several journals.