Fostering the development of an integrated research network
Structural biology brings together the interrelated disciplines of molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. The molecular structure of biological macromolecules, proteins, and nucleic acids at atomic resolution have helped to revolutionize modern biology. Characterizing biological structures and alterations in their structures is crucial for understanding the functions of biological macromolecules, including interactions with small ligands (such as substrates, inhibitors, drugs) and other macromolecules (nucleic acids and/or proteins). Therefore, structural biology is a pillar of basic biomedical research, indispensable for characterizing the details of biological processes and for characterizing the differences between natural and diseased states.
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Many of the functions of the SBR have recently been added to the NC State University Core Facilities under the Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC). Details can be found here: