Computational Biology: Impact
UCL researchers have developed a new online tool to predict the structure and function of proteins, which can help in medical diagnosis and drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry.
Research at UCL has led to creation of web-based computational tools to help pharmaceutical companies develop antibody-based drugs more efficiently, resulting in over 200 patent applications.
The IUCN Red List, which is based on criteria developed by researchers at UCL and IoZ, has become a key information source for monitoring the status of global biodiversity.
UCL and Institute of Zoology researchers have identified what drives transfer of diseases from wildlife to people, predicting emerging disease hotspots and informing disease management globally.