Spring Seminar on Computational Biology focuses on SARS-Cov-2 and COVID-19

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Spring Seminar on Computational Biology focuses on SARS-Cov-2 and COVID-19

Bruce Donald, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, will offer a seminar in the spring focused on COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and therapeutic design. 

Background materials and fundamental basic science, algorithms and computational methods will also be covered.

Some of the most challenging and influential opportunities for Physical Geometric Algorithms (PGA) arise in developing and applying information technology to understand the molecular machinery of the cell. Recent work shows that PGA techniques may be fruitfully applied to the challenges of structural molecular biology and rational drug design. Concomitantly, a wealth of interesting computational problems arise in proposed methods for discovering new pharmaceuticals.

This seminar course focuses on topics in computational biology. It will emphasize themes that unite algorithms, modelling, and experimental results. Topics will include algorithms, modeling, and experimental validation for several areas, including protein design, protein:protein interactions, structural biology, structural immunology, and structure-based drug design.

For more information about this course, visit the Donald Lab.

Figure was created by Ferñando Bazan.

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