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NMR, drugs and targets

3:30pm-4:15pm on Wednesday 31 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cheap technologies for reading and tinkering with bacterial genome sequences have opened up new possibilities in the arms race against multi-drug-resistant diseases. This approach could breathe new life into old medicines.

Every cell in our body is surrounded by a fatty membrane that is loaded with many proteins. Some of these proteins act as sensors that link the cell interior with the outside world of the cell. Through a better understanding of how these proteins work we will find new approaches that cure untreatable diseases.

The structural biology technique nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is being applied to both of these fields of research in order to reveal new details about the secret lives of proteins.

This talk will be given by Bill Broadhurst and Daniel Nietlispach from the Department of Biochemistry and will be followed by a Q&A session.

 

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Bill Broadhurst, a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, uses NMR spectroscopy to study the structure and flexibility of biological macromolecules. Daniel Nietlispach, a Reader in the Department of Biochemistry, uses NMR spectroscopy to investigate functional aspects of membrane proteins.

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Health, Environment
Image copyright: Daniel Nietlispach, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

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