• The Power of Charity for Protein Design

    Read a post about how the power of volunteer computing drives advances in protein design! Learn more at the link.

  • Letter from the Director – IPD Update

    Read a letter from Institute for Protein Design Director Dr. David Baker summarizing the exciting accomplishments and progress made at the IPD in the past year.

  • July IPD News Roundup

    This July, IPD staff and scientists ventured outdoors for a conference and for some fun adventures. Learn more at the link.

  • June IPD News Roundup

    June at the IPD welcomed some new team members and saw some exciting new publications! Learn more here.

  • Designer Proteins to Target Cancer Cells

    What if scientists could design a completely new protein that is precision-tuned to bind and inhibit cancer-causing proteins in the body? Collaborating scientists at the UW Institute for Protein Design (IPD) and Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute (MolES) have made this idea a reality with the designed protein BINDI. BINDI (BHRF1-INhibiting Design acting Intracellularly) is a completely novel protein, based…

  • Accurate Design of Co-Assembling Multi-Component Protein Nanomaterials

    A new paper is out in the June 5 issue of Nature entitled Accurate design of co-assembling multi-component protein nanomaterials. Scientists at the Institute for Protein Design (IPD), in collaboration with researchers at UCLA and HHMI, have built upon their previous work constructing single-component protein nanocages and can now design and build self-assembling protein nanomaterials made up of…

  • May IPD News Roundup

    May was a busy month at the IPD, with some new publications and exciting announcements! Learn more here.

  • Removing T-cell Epitopes with Computational Protein Design

    In a recent PNAS paper entitled “Removing T-cell epitopes with computational protein design”, IPD researchers combine machine learning with computational protein design to demonstrate immune silencing of protein targets. This deimmunization has the potential to reduce or eliminate immunogenicity of protein therapeutics. Learn more at this link.

  • Women in Science Lunch Discussion

    A recent Nature issue exposed the dismaying fact that many women are deterred from pursuing a career in science, especially at the highest levels (postdoctoral positions, faculty position, scientific advisory boards to start up companies, etc). To talk about this significant gender gap in science and the issues female scientists face, Baker lab members participated…

  • WRF Awards $8M for the IPD Innovation Fellows Program

    May 15, 2014 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…