David Baker, Professor
I am very lucky to be working with wonderful colleagues on a fascinating problem: how to model biomolecular systems with sufficient accuracy to enable the computation of the structures of the macromolecules which occur in nature from genomic sequences, and the design of a whole new world of macromolecules with new and useful functions. We are making progress but there is still a huge way to go. I spend almost all of my time wandering around the lab talking to people, enjoying the excitement of new results as they come in and trying to help troubleshoot projects that are not working. When I sense that I cannot ask anyone yet another time if anything interesting has happened in the past few hours I check the weekend mountain weather forecast, and then try again.