...where the folding landscape is always funnel shaped
The High Technology Research Center
Chiba Institute of Technology
Welcome(!) and thank you for your interest in this RNA secondary
structure prediction server.
The current folding program is version 5.23.
Please feel free to contact the
if you have any specific questions.
_NEW_ May 27, 2015: The subopt version (vs_subopt) is now open.
Sept. 25, 2007: some bugs were fixed.
PLEASE NOTE: Numerous checking routines are installed
to insure that the calculations make sense. These checking
routines can cause the program to terminiate midway in a
calculation and complain about perceived inconsistent data,
data corruption, etc. If that happens, we're sorry, sometimes
things go wrong. We think it is better to have a program that
looks at a result and tries to decide if it makes sense, rather
than have the program blindly calculate without thinking at
Warning: only sequences less than 450 nt in length
can currently be evaluated on this server. Anything longer will
unfortunately be rejected.
Remember: Default values are changed only if you mark
Please read the [?] boxes before selecting special options
You are advised to use the "Jacobson-Stockmayer" if you are
not familiar with the newer models that are offered. To begin
with, try the default parameters.