It has become customary in engineering to require a modelling component in research endeavours. In addition, as the code for these models becomes more byzantine in complexity, it is difficult for reviewers and readers to discern their value and understand the underlying code. This opinion piece summarizes the negative experience of the author with the IPRO and OptMAVEn computational protein engineering models as well as problems with the optStoic metabolic pathway model. In our hands, these models often fail to predict reliable ways to engineer proteins and metabolic pathways.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)