Proteins That Nature Never Made

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dc.contributor.author Tirrell, David A.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-22T19:15:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-22T19:15:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/27737
dc.description The 24th annual Ashton Cary Lecture was presented on April 1, 2009, from 4-5 pm in room G011 of the Molecular Science and Engineering Building on the Georgia Tech Campus. en
dc.description The Cary Lecture Series
dc.description Runtime: 46:56 minutes
dc.description.abstract Macromolecular chemistry has traditionally been divided into two fields, with biochemists and biochemical engineers working on proteins and nucleic acids while polymer chemists and materials scientists have concerned themselves with synthetic polymers. These two classes of macromolecules have profound differences: proteins and nucleic acids are uniform, well-folded, and evolvable, whereas polymers are heterogeneous and tend to adopt random-coil conformations. These differences in molecular structure and behavior have led to striking differences in how natural and synthetic polymers are used - largely for information storage and transfer in biology, and largely as materials in the technological world. This lecture will describe an ongoing attempt to bridge the gap between polymers and proteins by using artificial genes to direct the synthesis of artificial proteins in bacterial cells and to combine the physical and informational properties of macromolecules. en
dc.format.extent 46:56 minutes
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.subject Macromolecular chemistry en
dc.subject Nucleic acid en
dc.subject Proteins en
dc.subject Synthetic polymers en
dc.title Proteins That Nature Never Made en
dc.type Lecture en
dc.type Video
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
dc.contributor.corporatename California Institute of Technology


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