Institute for Protein Design

Naturally occurring proteins solve the challenges faced during evolution.
- We face new challenges today. -
The IPD aims to design a whole new world of synthetic proteins
to address challenges in medicine, energy, and technology.

  • BINDI Designer Protein Targeting Cancer Cells
    BINDI Designer Protein Targeting Cancer Cells
  • TwoComponentthumbnail
    Two Component Cage. Illustration by Vikram K. Mulligan.
  • The Three Dreamers
    The “Three Dreamer” Protein Design Partnership for Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • KumaMax: Winner of C4C Recognition as a Novel Oral Therapeutic for Celiac Disease
    KumaMax: Winner of C4C Recognition as a Novel Oral Therapeutic for Celiac Disease
  • About Protein Design
    Watch to learn more about the mission of the Institute of Protein Design.

News & Updates

July 31, 2014

July IPD News Roundup Read more

June 30, 2014

June IPD News Roundup Read more

June 19, 2014

Designer Proteins to Target Cancer Cells Read more

June 4, 2014

Accurate Design of Co-Assembling Multi-Component Protein Nanomaterials Read more

WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows

With a very generous $8 M gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the IPD has launched the WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows Program supporting research partnerships between the IPD and other Seattle-area research institutes or UW departments.  We are recruiting exceptionally talented researchers who have just finished their PhD to join expert laboratories at local institutions where they will apply protein design methods to current health, energy, and materials related research problems.

Research Areas

Learn more about IPD  research areas, and protein design.

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Community computing allows everyone to get involved in protein design from home with Foldit and Rosetta@home. Learn more