The UW Institute of Protein Design (IPD) presents a Mini Symposium on

“New Approaches to Protein Design”.

This symposium is open to the UW community and general public and will be held on
Tuesday January 20th from 10:30-Noon in HSB K-069
Coffee and refreshments will be served starting at 10:15 AM.

Symposium speakers include:

Bill DeGrado, Ph.D. – Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
William (Bill) DeGrado’s work focuses on the design of peptides, proteins, and peptide mimetics.  He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago (1981).  Bill was a member of DuPont Central Research and DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company from 1981 to 1996.  In 1996, Bill moved to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a professor in the department of Biochemistry & Biophysics and an adjunct member of the Chemistry Department. In 2011 he moved the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California San Francisco, where he is currently a professor and member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute.  He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors.  He also was the scientific founder of PolyMedix, which was recently purchased by Cellceutix. Bill’s research interests include: de novo design of proteins and peptide design; peptide mimetics; structure, stability, and function of membrane proteins, including integrins and viral ion channels; design of biomimetic polymers; bioinorganic chemistry;  and computational approaches to small molecule and protein design.

Gevorg Grigoryan, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Dr. Gevorg Grigoryan received two Bachelor’s degrees, in Computer Science and Biochemistry, from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied computational protein design and modeling of protein-protein interactions. As a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania, in the laboratory of William F. DeGrado, he continued to work on designing proteins with novel functions. In 2011, Dr. Grigoryan joined the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College as an Assistant Professor. His research interests revolve around protein design, both in terms of fundamental methodological development as well as specific application areas such as selective biomolecular targeting and nanotechnology.

MiniSymp2We look forward to seeing you there!

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