Institute for Protein Design

May 16, 2019

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These motile molecules were designed from scratch on computers, then produced inside living cells.

April 16, 2019

What is the Institute for Protein Design?

April 16, 2019

 

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Models of computer-designed proteins
April 16, 2019

The Institute for Protein Design will become an innovation hub for new therapeutics for a variety of common, serious diseases. It will also engineer new nanomaterials for industry.

March 7, 2019

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus has been designed in an international research effort. RSV is second only to malaria as a cause of infant mortality worldwide.

David Baker talking to researcher
January 9, 2019

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a molecule that amps up immune cells to fight off infections. While it is effective, the problem with IL-2 is that it causes a lot of toxicity in patients.

January 10, 2019

Scientists at UW Medicine’s Institute for Protein Design  have created a new protein that mimics the action of a key immune regulatory protein, interleukin 2 (IL-2).  IL-2 is a potent anticanc

December 19, 2018

Proteins have now been designed in the lab to zip together in much the same way that  DNA molecules zip up to form a double helix.  The technique, whose development was led by University of Washington School of Medicine scientists, could enable

November 8, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created from scratch self-assembling protein filaments built from identical protein subunits that snap together spontaneously to form long, helical, thread-like structures.

October 29, 2018

For the first time scientists have successfully designed non-local beta-sheet proteins from scratch.

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