Dec 09, 2010
from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
|Where||Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219|
|Contact Name||Lori Smith|
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Structural biology represents one of the pillars of basic biomedical research. Structures of macromolecules at atomic resolution have helped to revolutionize modern biology.
Such knowledge is often crucial for understanding the functions of biological macromolecules, including their interactions with small ligands (such as substrates, inhibitors, drugs) and other macromolecules (nucleic acids and/or proteins). It is indispensable for deciphering the details of life processes and for understanding the differences between natural and diseased states. Building on such insights, structural biology can assist in devising novel therapies, e.g., through structure-based or structure-aided drug design.
Join us and see some ways in which structural biology is applied to biomedical research.