David Baker

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 15:00 | Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg

David Baker | University of Washington (USA)

Host: Janosch Hennig, Structural and Computational Biology Unit

Abstract

Design of new protein functions

Dr. Baker will show that such proteins have potential utility as vaccines and therapeutics, and for probing biological systems. He'll also describe new designed protein nanomaterials. Finally, Dr. Baker will show how game players are now designing folded proteins from scratch.

Biography

Dr. Baker is a Professor of Biochemistry, HHMI Investigator, and Director of the Rosetta Commons. He is internationally recognized for his breakthroughs in protein structure prediction and design as well as contributions to citizen science computing through Rosetta@home and the Foldit game. Dr. Baker is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Sciences, and has received numerous awards in recognition of his work.