January 30, 2014
The Seattle Health Innovators recently visited the Institute for Protein Design, and wrote a nice blog entitled “Crowdsourcing the design of new molecules to improve healthcare and the environment.”
The article provides insights into the power of interdisciplinary efforts in computing and synthetic biology to design new proteins for celiac disease, flu, Alzheimer’s disease, nanoparticle drug delivery, and carbon fixation. We are engaging the Rosetta@home and Foldit player citizen scientists to help us!
“At the IPD we saw that the boundaries between computer science, healthcare, energy, materials science, and life sciences are becoming harder to draw.”