A Transfer Learning Exploited for Indexing Protein Structures from 3D Point Clouds

  • Halim BenhabilesEmail author
  • Karim Hammoudi
  • Feryal Windal
  • Mahmoud Melkemi
  • Adnane Cabani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11379)


In this paper, we propose a transfer learning-based methodology that can be exploited for indexing protein structures from associated 3D point clouds. Such a methodology can be particularly useful for biologists that are searching automated solutions to find family members of a query protein or even to label new structures by directly using input raw 3D point clouds. Comparative study and performance evaluation show the efficiency and the potential of the proposed methodology.


Transfer learning Protein structure analysis Indexing 3D point clouds PDB Biomedical imaging 



The authors particularly thank F. Langenfeld, organizing member of the SCHREC 2018 challenge for his assistance and the double-check of the performance rates for our method presented in Table 1. They thank F. Malbranque, V. Tondeux, A. Jaffrezic and J. Xu for deploying the processing pipeline.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halim Benhabiles
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karim Hammoudi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Feryal Windal
    • 1
  • Mahmoud Melkemi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Adnane Cabani
    • 4
  1. 1.ISEN-Lille, Yncréa Hauts-de-FranceLilleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, IRIMASUniversité de Haute-AlsaceMulhouseFrance
  3. 3.Université de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Normandie University, UNIROUEN, ESIGELEC, IRSEEMRouenFrance

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