“We use this sort of de novo protein design, to design brand new proteins that block viruses such as the Coronavirus from entering cells.”
How can new progress in nanotech help us fight the coronavirus?
In this episode David Baker from the University of Washington presents breakthrough advancements in de novo protein design. Results are easily transferable to the production scale on a rapid timeline of weeks. Applications of this new technology are vast in breadth and depth. Present interests are designing protein assemblies for molecular machines. Another application is targeting cells with a more accurate computational recognition method. A third application is clinical trials that are underway of a novel vaccine that is highly effective against coronavirus.
You can find a full summary of this talk here (including video): https://foresight.org/salon/protein-based-assemblies-and-molecular-machines-david-baker-university-of-washington/
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