13 September, 2020
Title: QUO VADIS, StruBE?
Date: September 20, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Log in (Open to all KAUST):https://kaust.zoom.us/j/99728667696
In this presentation, I will give a short overview of the ongoing and future work in the Structural Biology and Engineering (StruBE) lab. I will show how structural biology has allowed us to obtain a first specific inhibitor for a currently uncontrollable parasitic plant; how we combine structural and computational biology to elucidate the evolution of novel protein functions; and how we use our capacity to engineer proteins to obtain a portable next-generation COVID19 detector with single-molecule sensitivity. I will also give a brief outlook on our planned projects, in particular, our efforts to further integrate computational and experimental structure-guided science.