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

  • Arzeda
    Arzeda raises $12M in Series A financing to support protein design
  • Massive Parallel Protein Design
    Massively parallel de novo protein design, synthesis and testing (illustration by Gabe Rocklin)
  • Science Cover
    Computational design of two-component icosahedral protein nanocages
  • fluglue_IPD_posting
    Design Process for Flu-Glue, a Potent Computationally Deigned Anti-Flu Protein.
  • Prot_Struct_MetaGenome
    Protein Structure Determination from Metagenomic Sequence.
  • Ben_Basanta_NTF2_1_10_17
    De novo designed pocket proteins
  • ipd_hyerstable_peptides
    De novo designed hyper-stable peptides
  • David Baker, Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington
    David Baker, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Institute for Protein Design
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 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

PvP Biologics is the latest spin-out from IPD, and although a young company, they’ve already announced a $35M agreement with Takeda. Their enzyme, KumaMax, looks to help those with Celiac disease. Keep an eye on them as they continue their research!

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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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