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