Master’s Thesis Presentation • Bioinformatics • MS/MS Spectrum Prediction for MHC-Associated Peptides with a Fine-Tuned ModelExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will take place online.

Zhenbo Li, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisors: Professors Bin Ma, Yang Lu

To improve the quality of spectral library search, several MS/MS spectrum predictors have been developed in the last decades. After success in various fields, deep learning techniques are adopted by MS/MS spectrum predictors to increase the accuracy of predicted spectra. However, the quality and quantity of the training set are both required to train a deep learning model. Due to the less representation of MHC-associated peptides in most spectral libraries, current MS/MS spectrum predictors provide less accurate predicted spectra for MHC-associated peptides than their performance for other peptides.

In this thesis, we built several MHC-associated peptide spectral libraries for training and evaluation purposes. We selected PredFull as our base model and performed transfer learning with these MHC-associated peptide libraries, which are much smaller than common tryptic spectral libraries. The result showed that the fine-tuned model outperformed the original model significantly when predicting MHC-associated peptides.


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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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