AUG 22, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

Design of protein structures, functions and assemblies

C.E. Credits: CE
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  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Biochemistry, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering, University
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Abstract
I will describe recent advances in computational protein design which allow the generation of new protein structures and functions. I will describe the use of these methods to design ultra-stable idealized proteins, flu neutralizing proteins, high affinity ligand binding proteins, and self assembling protein nanomaterials. I will discuss possible applications to therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics. I will also describe the contributions of the general public to these efforts through the distributed computing project Rosetta@home and the online protein folding and design game FoldIt.

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