Ivan Coluzza


My research aims at the understanding of the design and the folding of proteins. With computer simulations I study what allows proteins to use just about 20 building blocks to assemble the most variable and complex structures in nature. Proteins are also sophisticated molecular machines, that can walk push pull and even trap molecules and other proteins. An important goal of my work is to understand the function of specific proteins and design new molecular machines. Finally, I work on the construction of artificial chains of particles that can be designed and fold just like proteins, but are much simpler to control and synthesized

Protein reverse engineering
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