We use chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, and spectroscopy to understand how evolution tailors protein function, to improve on evolution through the expansion of the genetic alphabet, and to develop novel antibiotics and aptamers.
Can we unmask broad-spectrum activity from old natural products?
What happens when bacteria store information using a six-letter alphabet?
How can we evolve stable polymers to bind any target?
What is the relationship between protein dynamics and function?