Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Designer Proteins for Brain Research
Forschungsgruppe Tools for Bio-Imaging
SummaryDirected evolution of proteins in vitro harbors great potential to generate tailor-made tools for applications in neuroscience. Our group has built an imaging-based screening platform that allows high throughput validation of hundred thousands of protein variants expressed in bacteria. We have used the platform to optimize a fluorescent protein that is particularly useful for labeling structures that are located deep within the brain.