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.

  • Targeting Ebola with the Help of Foldit Players
    Targeting Ebola with the Help of Foldit Players
  • Letter Soliloquy slide
    An IPD Update from Director Dr. David Baker
  • BINDI Designer Protein Targeting Cancer Cells
    BINDI Designer Protein Targeting Cancer Cells
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    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

August 28, 2014

Engineering an Oral Therapeutic for Celiac Disease Read more

August 21, 2014

Hiking the South Peak of The Brothers Read more

August 15, 2014

The Power of Charity for Protein Design 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.

Participate

Participate

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