AlphaFold can predict protein structures with atomic accuracy even where no similar structure is known

AlphaFold Databases

The AlphaFold databases, include both the full and reduced versions, are available in ${BB_APPS_DATA}/AlphaFold. Inside that folder you will find folder(s) dated by download date. Each dated folder contains all of the databases that can be downloaded with the script and was downloaded on the date as indicated by the folder name.

Running AlphaFold

For convenience a symbolic link named alphafold points to the script. So, once the AlphaFold module is loaded, you can just use alphafold instead of or python

The script has been modified so that it is sufficient to define the $ALPHAFOLD_DATA_DIR environment variable for it to pick up all the data provided in that location. We provide several database downloads from different dates in ${BB_APPS_DATA}/AlphaFold. Select one of these centrally downloaded databases to use and add the following to your jobscript (replacing YYYYMMDD with the relevant database date):


More Information

For more information visit the AlphaFold website.

Available Versions

These versions of AlphaFold are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR and BEAR Cloud VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.