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I was thinking mainly about the work of Peter Roegen, using finite-type invariants to distinguish proteins (conceptually this makes a lot of sense):

e.g. http://www2.mat.dtu.dk/people/Peter.Roegen/poster2002.pdf

There was one effort going the other direction, using the known structures of known proteins to see which knots occur in nature. Alexander polynomials suffice to distinguish them, fwiw. http://knots.mit.edu/

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