BioE Seminar: "Molecular Design and Functional Specificity - from Proteins to Cells"
Thursday, October 30, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Tanja Kortemme, PhD, UCSC
Our lab develops foundational computational protein design methods and combine them with experimental investigations with two complementary goals: to advance quantitative understanding of biological processes and to build new and useful functions. This talk will focus on our recent progress towards (i) creating proteins with new functions, (ii) engineering protein machines controllable with light, and (iii) predicting and systematically modulating the specificity of protein-motif interactions in cellular systems.