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Finding What Fits: The Biochemistry of Drug Design
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
St. Louis County Library – Indian Trails Branch
8400 Delport Drive
Overland, MO 63114 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Register below.
Featured Speaker: April Bednarski, Ph.D., Lecturer in Biology, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
Learn how the 3D structures of bio-molecules are used to design better drug therapies. Dr. Bednarski covers the story of the discovery and synthesis of aspirin and how 3D structures helped in the design of new and more potent therapies such as Celebrex®.
Finding What Fits is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership between The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.