The Rosetta macromolecular modeling suite has a very wide range of applications, and although installing and running Rosetta, becomes increasingly easier over the years, some non-experts would still prefer to run it over a comfortable to use web-server. We have assembled here the list of Rosetta applications for which such a web-server exists. Bookmark for future modeling tasks.
In a post yesterday on the Bleeding Edge Biotech Blog, Adam Kraut gives an expanded version of his article for Bio-IT World entitled Antibody Docking on the Amazon Cloud describing how Pfizer is leveraging the power and flexibility of cloud computing to run antibody docking simulations using Rosetta. Pfizer with help from the Rosetta Design Group (that’s us) developed an antibody modeling and docking workflow, which they then scaled up and tested on the cloud with help from BioTeam (which Kraut consults for and talks about in his post). This is a fascinating article and certainly the Pfizer/RDG/BioTeam/Rosetta/Amazon synergy is a phenomenon on the bleeding edge.
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.
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?