Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Peppytides: a 3D-printed, foldable molecular model


Build an accurate 3D-model of a peptide that can be folded into basic protein structures. The Peppytide model is made from 3D-printed molecular units linked together with a series of precisely placed magnets and screws.


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Promita Chakraborty

Promita Chakraborty's research interest focuses on understanding the 3D structures and dynamics of biological macromolecules, and applying that knowledge towards designing of physical models.

Ronald N. Zuckermann

Ronald Zuckermann is a Sr. Scientist and Facility Director of Biol. Nanostructures Facility at Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with research in protein-mimetic materials.


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