We have recently conducted a poll amongst people interested in learning more about the Rosetta software (as a preliminary step to the Rosetta Academic Training Workshop). One of the questions in that poll was: “Which Rosetta related topics is of the most interest to you?” The results (from ~200 participants) are summarized in the graph below.
Interest trends amongst Rosetta users
Protein-protein docking was chosen as the topic with the highest interest level, with a slight gap from ab-initio structure prediction and protein-ligand docking. This correlates well with another superficial analysis we made a while back (What’s trendy in structural bioinformatics) in which we showed qualitatively that docking receives the most interest from ‘Cite U Like‘ structural bioinformaticians. It is worth noting that Molecular Dynamics was not included, since Rosetta is not intended for MD simulations.
What is your field in structural bioinformatics? Anyone has more evidence for the increase in interest in protein-protein docking?