Institute for Protein Design

September 13, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created, entirely from scratch,  a protein capable of binding to a small target molecule.

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April 4, 2018

The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been awarded $11.3 million from the Open Phi

March 1, 2018

In the living world, transmembrane proteins are found embedded in the membrane of all cells and cellular organelles. They are essential for them to function normally.

December 26, 2017

Two decades ago, the notion of building custom proteins and correctly predicting their structure was a dream.

December 13, 2017

Protein assemblies, designed and built from scratch to carry molecular cargo, are advancing both synthetic life research and engineering efforts for targeted drug delivery.

October 17, 2017

Mars Inc. and its collaborators have launched a crowdsourcing approach to discover new ways to attack and neutralize a foodbourne danger.

September 27, 2017

These computer-designed proteins, which did not previously exist in nature, combine the stability and bioavailability of small molecule drugs with the specificity and potency of larger biologics.  They would not require refrigeration, and they l

September 1, 2017

UW Medicine researchers recently lead a successful effort to create "designer" stem cells that might lead to advances in cancer and aging, they say.

When a protein folds correctly, it spurs a biological process in a cell -- one of many that enable the human body to live. Our bodies have about 100,000 distinct proteins, built from strings of amino acids, and each protein has a job to do.

Traces of protein changes that have occurred over millions of years of evolution have allowed scientists to quickly decipher the 3-D shape of hundreds of proteins.  Previously, these structures had remained a long-standing puzzle.

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