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In Good Company

A researcher gives back to the institute that helped launch her biotech startup.

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The Right Tools

A California-based foundation invests in next-gen protein technology.

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Beating Superbugs

Using protein structures to address antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other sources of infection.

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Evolution, Origami and Protein Design

Researchers at UW Medicine have analyzed traces of ancient evolutionary changes in proteins to help reveal the 3-D structure of hundreds of proteins. David Baker, Ph.D., UW professor in the Department of Biochemistry and director of the UW Institute for Protein Design, and his team published a new paper on this topic in Science. Curious […]

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On the Fast Track to a Healthier World

We’re working to shorten the distance to healthier lives for everyone, everywhere. Whether it’s developing solutions to cancer, advancing stem cell regeneration or improving global health, we’re on the fast track to making deadly and chronic illnesses become more treatable — even curable. Meet some of the brilliant people who are helping to accelerate medicine […]

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The Nordstrom Family Puts Protein Design on a Fast Track

Proteins are tiny engines, formed of amino acid strands, that do all the body’s work — from thinking to breathing. Designed proteins are a recent development: they’re science’s attempt to improve upon nature and fix problems that include medical issues such as cancer and celiac disease as well as environmental challenges. One of the field’s […]

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Influential Scientists: David Baker

David Baker, named by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientists, talks about his work at the Institute for Protein Design, and why it’s important to create new proteins.

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Una Nattermann: Accelerating Nanomaterials

I became fascinated with protein structure while doing research on amyloid proteins as an undergraduate. Now, at the Institute for Protein Design (IPD), I am computationally designing new self-assembling biomaterials. These nanomaterials could be useful for health-related, energy and environmental applications. Every week, I am inspired by the ongoing research at the IPD. If you appreciate looking […]

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UW Discoveries: Protein Design

University of Washington researchers are leading the worldwide charge in a virtually new field: protein design. Proteins are the workhorses of life, and designed proteins have the potential to address challenges that span from medicine and diagnostics to technology and clean energy.

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A Remedy for Celiac

Seattle musician Camille Bloom has celiac disease. She and over 3 million other Americans can’t eat anything that contains even a trace of gluten; (no donuts, no bread, no crackers, no pizza) without suffering from severe intestinal problems. But thanks to a tenacious researcher at UW Medicine, help is on the way! In this episode, […]

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