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Biomolecular Structure and Function Group

The Biomolecular Structure and Function Group advances new measurement methods and modeling tools for structural analysis of biomolecules and biomolecular complexes.

In collaboration with U.S. industry, government agencies, and scientific institutions, the Biomolecular Structure and Function Group develops precision measurement and modeling tools and standards to support determination of biomolecular structure, dynamics, energetics and function.  The group also advances innovative approaches for engineering biological systems to support applications in biotechnology and bioscience research.  

Our group is located at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), a joint institute of the University of Maryland and NIST.  For information on group activities please visit IBBR

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Projects and Programs

Biomanufacturing Initiative

Ongoing
Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health care costs. The

Publications

A Single Amino Acid Substitution Alters ClpS Binding Specificity

Author(s)
Christina Bergonzo, Jennifer A. Tullman, Kunal Dharmadhikari, Emily Samuels, Makenzie Christensen
ClpS is a small protein currently under development as a probe for detecting specific N-terminal amino acids of peptides. In order for ClpS to be used in this

Awards

Contacts

Group Leader