Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Proteins that deserve a second look

These proteins were eliminated early due to the misfortune of being paired with other worthy competitors. Our voters deemed them the proteins most worthy of a second look.


Dena DeKryger put together a wonderful page about this heat shock protein found in eyes. Check it out.


Here Marcia Beare tells us the fascinating story of infectious prions.

tobacco mosaic virus

Read Delaney Callahan's insights into the coat proteins that make up tobacco mosaic virus.

retinoblastoma protein

Retinoblastoma protein is hard at work suppressing tumors. Carmen Bilbao tells us its story here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Championship pairing


Two proteins remain. Which one will be crowned Protein of the Year 2015?

The winner will be announced on Thursday morning!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Elite 8: time for the regional finals!

Get your votes in to select the regional winners!

The Final Four will be announced at noon on Friday.

Linus Pauling Regional:

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Regional:

Christian Anfinsen Regional:

Max Perutz Regional:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Do these proteins deserve a second chance?

Welcome to a new feature this year! Some of these proteins faced an unfair challenge in their first real contest, and they were eliminated before the Sweet 16. Help us decide which 3 proteins to feature as we advance in Protein of the Year.

Here are clickable links for all of the proteins under consideration:

Voting closes on Wednesday, May 13.

As before, contact arnoys_at_calvin_dot_edu if you'd like to participate in the voting.