Research

In Iwai lab our research is focused on the biophysical and structural information of proteins. Our main tools for studying the dynamics and structure of proteins are NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. Focal points of study are protease- and protein splicing- mediated ligation, protein designs and structure-based protein engineering. Overall, we are trying to understand how inteins came to exist, what biological functions they have, and how this knowledge could be applied biotechnologically.