The goal of the Liu Group is to advance, as well as take advantage of, the understanding on the structure, dynamics and function of protein networks. To that end, we combine computational and experimental methods in our study.
We mainly focus on answering the following questions by adopting model systems like the KaiABC oscillator and the arginine metabolism network:
I. How interactions between proteins gain the dedicated dynamics and biological functions?
II. How protein networks could be tuned?
III. How different protein networks cross-talk and get nicely coupled?
IV. How could a protein network be tailored to benefit our daily life?