Zinc Finder


Zinc Finder is a software implementing a machine learning method for the prediction of the zinc-binding state of pairs of nearby amino-acids from sequence only, using predictors based on support vector machines. For a detailed description of the method and extensive experimental results on both PDB and human genome data please refer to the article at the bottom of the page.

Availability and requirements

  • Operating system(s): Platform independent
  • Programming language: c++
  • Other requirements: c++ compiler
  • License: GNU GPL
  • Any restrictions to use by non-academics: none


  • Source code [tgz]
  • Linux binaries (ix86) [tgz]

Please cite

A. Passerini, C. Andreini, S. Menchetti, A. Rosato, P. Frasconi, Predicting zinc binding at the proteome level, BMC Bioinformatics, 8:39, 2007.

Contact information

For question and comments please write to passerini@dsi.unifi.it.