We aim to design a new world of proteins to address 21st century challenges in medicine, energy, and technology.

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    2016 IPD Newsletter from David Baker
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    July 22, 2016: David Baker was recently featured in Science Magazine, alongside a new paper on designed icosahedra.
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    IPD at Xconomy’s EXOME’s Seattle’s Life Science Disruptors 2016
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    Feb 4, 2016: FluBinder Paper Debuts in PLOS Pathogens!
 Research Spotlight

Two-Component Icosahedra

A paper recently published in Science titled “Accurate design of megadalton-scale multi-component icosahedral protein complexes,” introduces us to the ability to design two-component icosahedra. A former Baker lab member, Jacob Bale, is the first author on the paper.

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Beyond the Institute

From Research Into Company

One of the first spin outs from the IPD was Cyrus Biotechnology, which is led by three former members (Lucas Nivon, Yifan Song, and Javier Castellanos). Their goal is to make protein design better by offering a software that is user friendly and powerful.

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Citizen Scientists

We know that computers are smart, but they can sometimes miss important things because of the way they are programmed. The same goes for researchers! This is where Foldit comes in: everyday people can play and help us discover better protein designs through their unique creativity and ingenuity.

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