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  • It takes a(n academic) village to determine an enzyme's function

    Chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, left, microbiology professor John Cronan, biochemistry professor John Gerlt and their colleagues developed a streamlined approach to discovering enzyme function.

    Chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, left, microbiology professor John Cronan, biochemistry professor John Gerlt and their colleagues developed a streamlined approach to discovering enzyme function.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, left, microbiology professor John Cronan, biochemistry professor John Gerlt and their colleagues developed a streamlined approach to discovering enzyme function.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach John Gerlt, email j-gerlt@illinois.edu. Steven Almo, email steve.almo@einstein.yu.edu. Patricia Babbitt, email Babbitt@cgl.ucsf.edu. John Cronan, email jcronan@life.uiuc.edu. Matthew Jacobson, email Matt.Jacobson@ucsf.edu. Jonathan Sweedler, email jsweedle@illinois.edu. The paper, “Discovery of New Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways Using Structure and Genome Context,” is available to members of the media from the U. of I. News Bureau.