Credits for the development of vsfold

task name(s) institution
main author: Wayne Dawson CIT
server connection
and support:
Kazuya Fujiwara
Wayne Dawson
supporting members: Prof. Goto Kawai
Prof. Kenji Yamamoto
Yasuhiro Futamura
sponsors: High-Technology Research Center
Grant-in-Aid for high technology research
CIT: Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Narashino, Tsudanuma, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
IMCJ: International Medical Center of Japan, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan


  1. Dawson, W., Suzuki, K. and Yamamoto, K. (2001) A physical origin for functional domain structure in nucleic acids as evidenced by cross-linking entropy. J Theor Biol. 213, 359-386 and 387-412.
  2. Dawson, W., Kawai, G., and Yamamoto, K. (2005) Modeling the long range entropy of biopolymers: A focus on protein structure prediction and folding. Recent Res. Devel. Experimental & Theoretical Biol., 1, 57-92. isbn: 81-7895-167-3
  3. Dawson, W., Fujiwara, K., Futamura, Y., Yamamoto, K., and Kawai, G. (2006) A method for finding optimal RNA secondary structures using a new entropy model (vsfold). Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids 25, 171-189.
  4. Dawson, W., Fujiwara, K., and Kawai, G. (2007). Prediction of RNA pseudoknots using heuristic modeling with mapping and sequential folding. PLoS One, 2, 905.