Wolfgang Peti, Homer C. & Emily Davis Weed Endowed Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present the December Science Café talk "3-D Drug Deisgn" on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
When we see an object we can likely understand it. Understanding a process is the first step to figuring out ways to manipulate a process, i.e. to increase its speed or bring it to a standstill. But how do we see things that our eyes cannot, such as a protein drug target? These proteins are 10-100 million times smaller than the smallest animal in the desert. Powerful microscopes cannot achieve the magnification needed to see these structures, so we need to use other techniques. I will introduce other technology such as X-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance, the scientific high-resolution nephew of MRI's. We leverage these technologies to visualize proteins to understand how to create drug treatments for cancer and diabetes.
The talk will be held at the SaddleBrooke DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S Clubhouse Dr. If you are unable to attend in person, the talk will be streamed LIVE on SaddleBrooke's Youtube Channel.Friday, November 30, 2018Home