A Short History of the PSIPRED Server

The original PSIPRED server was developed by David Jones at the University of Warwick in 1998.

In early 2000 the server was tranferred to Brunel University in West London.

In late 2001 the server was transferred to University College London, where it has been running continuously ever since.

The PSIPRED server code and the underlying methods were initially developed by David Jones. Liam McGuffin (now at the University of Reading) and Kevin Bryson contributed code in the early years contributed Java code for the regular fold library updates and the graphical display of secondary structure predictions.

Until 2008 Kevin Bryson was now the main curator of the site with contributions from David Jones and others in the group.

In 2008 Sean Ward and Micheal Sidowski prototyped a new structure prediction server for the 2008 CASP experiment. This prototype was used as the basis for a major server update in 2008 and 2009. This server update work was carried out by Daniel Buchan. The server ran on that infrastructure for 10 years. In 2013 server support was taken over by Federico Minecci and in 2015 Daniel Buchan returned to the group to begin a new PSIPRED server, rewritting all the code and integrating all the disparate methods into a single server.

The original PSIPRED logo

Logo circa 2002

The 2018 logo