About us

In our group we are interested in the the design of proteins. Particularly, in how to build new folded proteins that present functionality like ligand binding or enzymatic reactions. We observe evolutionary mechanisms present in Nature and use them as inspiration to design new proteins, while design provides a meticulous test of evolutionary hypotheses. In our studies we combine theoretical and experimental approaches. More information about Birte Höcker's lab research can be found here.


Development of this database and related work in this project are funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant.


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Postal Adress:

University of Bayreuth
Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker
Universitätsstraße 30
Building NWIII
95447 Bayreuth