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Structural Biology

Mutations Trump Invasion

The process of HIV infection is just one of the subjects protein researcher Dr. Ron Diskin is investigating in his new lab

Cabbage looper caterpillar in its native habitiat. Image: David Cappaert, Michigan State University

Moth larva show their potential for producing human proteins

 Israel Structural Proteomics Center (ISPC) illustration

Israel’s leadership in structural biology leads to the establishment of an Instruct Core Centre

European Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure Launching
The Weizmann Institute is one of seven Instruct Core Centres
Dr. Yechun Xu, You-Yang and Dr. Minjun Li. Made at the Institute

A pair of Chinese students found a second home at the Weizmann Institute.

Levodopa in the active site of mitochondrial Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase. The lattice is the observed electron density corresponding to the L-Dopa

An accidental substitution in a new protein strand can spell disaster

Untitled (installation #3), from the Crystal Habit series | Assaf Evron. Archival inkjet print, 2010
When a mimivirus forcibly ejects its genetic material into a cell, it sends along building materials to make a “virus factory”
Dr. Koby Levy

Dr. Koby Levy received the Scientific Council Prize for Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute’s Scientific Council (2011).

Engineered Enzyme Protects against Nerve Gas

“Natural selection” in a test tube improves the enzyme efficiency by a factor of thousands