LuckyIDP at BeCurious

On 7th May The Bayliss group together with additional participants in SPIDR were involved BeCurious 2022; the University’s annual research open event, which aims to showcase how research at Leeds is making a world of difference to people’s lives.

The Lucky IDP stand illustrated how proteins are made of long strings of amino acids and that ordered Proteins fold into 3-dimensional shapes to do their jobs inside cells whilst Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) use their floppy unfolded strings like “molecular velcro” to recruit partner proteins to do jobs. Visitors could “fish” in our cell pond with their Lucky IDP to catch a partner protein.