Specialized iNANO Lecture: Computational Design of Protein and Peptide Self-assembly
Associate professor Ingemar André, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Lund University, Sweden
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Meeting room 1590-213, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Computational Design of Protein and Peptide Self-assembly
Large protein complexes carry out some of the most complex functions in biology. Such structures are often assembled spontaneously from individual components through the process of self-assembly. By coupling the powerful design template of self-assembly with computational protein design we can engineer new protein assemblies with custom-made structure and function. I will describe three denovo-designed protein/peptide assemblies created using this approach: A Leucine Rich Repeat Protein with predefined geometrical shape, a peptide fiber with a unique subunit fold and a higher order coiled-coil with a pH dependent oligomerization switch. I will also describe how this design approach can be applied to the engineering of more complex assemblies and touch upon some of the challenges involved in the design of self-assembling systems.
|Host: Associate professor Frans Mulder, iNANO & Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University