Digital Biology: Advanced computational approaches to biological design and engineering
At this webinar, we will hear from researchers using advanced computational approaches to examine existing – and engineer novel – biological processes.
These approaches have led to the recent discovery of a druggable pocket in the electron cryo-microscopy structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein. We will be joined by one of the leaders of the team who made this discovery, Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel, to hear about the finding and what it could mean for treating Covid-19.
We will also be joined by Dr Nicole Pearcy who has developed genome scale metabolic models of industrial chassis engineered for the sustainable production of platform chemicals and biofuels. These models are invaluable tools for simulating a bacterium’s metabolic behaviour at the systems level.