Institute for Protein Design

A protein model
July 24, 2019

One idea for treating disease is to be able to program cells. Now, a major advance in synthetic biology allows for that kind of control that hasn't been seen before.

July 24, 2019

From modifying gene expression to cell signaling, dynamic designer proteins may usher in a new era of synthetic biology.


July 11, 2019

Method will be applied to human genome to learn more about how proteins interact inside our cells to carry out biological functions

June 4, 2019

By playing Foldit, citizen scientists can now help protein researchers create novel vaccines, cancer therapies and more

Screenshot of the Foldit game
June 5, 2019

A a game called Foldit is enabling citizen scientists to design brand new proteins, and to participate in protein engineering discovery.   It's a free online game challenging gamers to design

May 16, 2019

Scientists have designed proteins that move in response to acid, a technology that might help medications enter cells.

April 16, 2019

The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine describes the plans for its Audacious project, announced April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

The Institute for Protein Design at the UW School of Medicine will advance medicine and improve healthcare with an initial $45 million in funding through TED’s The Audacious Project

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

The nanoparticle platform for this respiratory syncytial virus study will be applied to vaccine research on flu, HIV, and more. Seattle startup Icosavax will advance related clinical trials.


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