Title: ``Protein Motif Alignment: The Problem, Tools and Methodologies''
Speaker: Dr. Jun Xie, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
Place: UNIV 101; Tuesday, 4:30pm

Protein motif alignment is an approach to capture common protein features when no overall high similiarity can be detected. It is a local but multiple sequence alignment. In this talk, I will introduce the motif alignment problem, some public available tools, and the theories behind them. I will use examples to compare the motif alignment algorithms to the commonly used multiple global alignments, such as Clustal and Pileup in GCG package. I will also point to my research direction on gapped motif alignment.