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Protein Folding Funnels Apply to Self-Assembly; Should Benefit Biomimicry and Nanosynthesis

Jim DeYorero and Carolyn Bertozzi led a team of researchers at the Molecular Foundry that demonstrated the concept that folding funnels applies equally to individual and ensembles of proteins. Their findings provide important guidelines for future efforts in biomimicry — technological innovation inspired by nature — particularly for device fabrication and nanoscale synthesis. Also working on this study were Seong-Ho Shin, Sungwook Chung, Babak Sanii and Luis Comolli. [MORE]