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

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    IPD at Xconomy’s EXOME’s Seattle’s Life Science Disruptors 2016
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    Feb 25, 2016: David Baker wins a Leaders in Health Care Award, listed among ‘world’s most influential scientific minds’
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    Feb 18, 2016: WRF Fellow Franziska Seeger speaks @ Ignite Seattle
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    Feb 4, 2016: FluBinder Paper Debuts in PLOS Pathogens!
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    Jan 28, 2016: Dr. Ingrid Swanson Pultz: A Remedy For Celiac
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    Watch Dr. David Baker's talk at last year's (2015) Annual AAAS Meeting.
Research Spotlight

Gluten Fighters

A group of scientists, lead by Ingrid Swanson Pultz, has designed an enzyme to combat celiac disease. Known as KumaMax, it is engineered to target and break down gluten, combating the body’s response. Further research and testing is needed before it is ready for the public, but it holds much promise as a future treatment.

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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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