Frances H. Arnold

Frances Arnold

Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
USA
 626-395-4162
 frances@cheme.caltech.edu

Abstract

Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life

Not satisfied with nature’s vast catalyst repertoire, we want to create new protein catalysts and expand the space of genetically encoded enzyme functions. We use the most powerful biological design process, evolution, to optimize existing enzymes and invent new ones, thereby circumventing our profound ignorance of how sequence encodes function.

Authors

Arnold, F. H.

Affiliations

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, U.S.A.

Lecture Images

Frances Arnold presenting at APS2019 Frances Arnold presenting at APS2019 Frances Arnold presenting at APS2019