Date(s) - 10 Jan 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Computational Design of Self-assembling Protein Nanomaterials with Atomic-level Accuracy
Thursday, Jan. 9, 3:30 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Neil King, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington
Dr. King was at UCLA from 2004 until 2010, earning a doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the lab of Todd Yeates. During this time Dr. King investigated the effects of knots, slipknots, and disulfide bonds on protein stability and folding using a variety of structural, biophysical, and computational techniques.
He then joined the Baker Lab at the University of Washington, to develop a general method for the computational design of self-assembling protein nanomaterials. I aim to design, produce, and characterize bounded and unbounded materials in one, two, and three dimensions. If successful, the design method will be useful for creating advanced functional materials for a wide variety of downstream applications.
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