An automated open-source program improves performance in creating high-fidelity stable folds for de novo protein design
DCMB researchers, including first author Robin Pearce, a Ph.D. candidate working under the mentorship of Gil S. Omenn, MD, Ph.D. developed FoldDesign, a new program that can create new and stable protein structures.
DCMB in the Media: Massive international study uncovers genes involved in heart disease
Scientists, including DCMB alum, link dozens of new genome sites to coronary artery disease risk and pioneer a powerful method for illuminating the biological roots of common disease.
Group Including DCMB Researchers Looks at Anti-anaerobic Antibiotics Associated with Increased Patient Mortality
U-M researchers with the Weil Institute for Critical Care Research looked into a common clinical practice which may be inadvertently harming patients.
Chen Li, Maria Virgilio, Kathleen Collins and Josh Welch Create Mathematical Model Towards Effective Stem Cell Therapies
The field of regenerative medicine is still in its early stages although scientists have been working on new stem cell treatments for decades. A better understanding of how a stem cell transforms into its final form is critical.
Congratulations to Kuan-Han Wu , Martin Soave, and Cristen Willer for their cover design of Cell Genomics, October 12, 2022, issue.
Beautiful and so perfectly evocative!
Indika Rajapakse in the News
Indika Rajapakse, Ph.D., associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, mathematics, and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, and collaborators developed a new mathematical technique to further understand how a cell’s nucleus is organized. These results have been published in Nature Communications
Kayvan Najarian received a five-year NSF grant for a new Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA)
Kayvan Najarian, a professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, and of emergency medicine in the Medical School, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, was awarded a five-year NSF grant to create the Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA).
Gil Omenn Envisions Integrated Public Health and Health Care Strategies to Evaluate Covid Vaccine Efficacy
The Perspective article, "Understanding Covid Vaccine Efficacy over Time — Bridging a Gap Between Public Health and Health Care" was published last week in in the New England Journal of Medicine. In it, Gil and co-Author Dr. Isaac Kohane, Harvard Medical School, examine known information gaps between immunization data and the EHR.
DCMB faculty member Cristen Willer contributes to large project focused on genetic effects on kidney function
"Differential and shared genetic effects on kidney function between diabetic and non-diabetic individuals". Commun Biol 5, 580 (2022).