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The Role of Interactive Graphics in Drug and Vaccine Design

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Thomas Ferrin of UCSF will describe 3D imaging of the Corona virus. He will be bringing virtual reality imaging equipment for demonstration and for use by the audience.
Interactive computer graphics has been used for more than 60 years to visualize and analyze 3-D molecular structures such as DNA and proteins, and has contributed to the development of many drugs and, more recently, vaccines that are in common use today. Today, VR headsets enable structural biologists to immerse themselves within these molecules in order to gain a better understanding of how they function. This talk will recount the evolution of interactive molecular graphics from the early days of calligraphic CRT displays to the current use of VR headsets such as the one shown here.
The video shows structures from the following article where more details can be found.
"(https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1007236)"
Agenda:
Presentation and lunch included with the registration fee. Depending on the number of registrants the meal will be either a buffet or individual orders from the menu. Virtual reality headset will be available for demonstration.
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