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Discovery through the Lens of a Computational Microscope

Professor Rommie Amaro

Advances in structural, chemical, and biophysical data acquisition, coupled with the continued exponential growth in computing power and advances in the underlying algorithms, are opening a new era for the simulation of biological systems at the molecular level. These simulations are particularly difficult because the cellular features of interest are thousands of times larger than the molecules being simulated, and the timescale of cells is a billion times larger than that of molecular movement. It is already clear, however, that new approaches will result in novel fundamental understanding of biological phenomena and will open new therapeutic avenues.

Instructor: Rommie Amaro is Professor and Shuler Scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director of the National Biomedical Computation Resource, and Co-Director of the Drug Design Data Resource at UC San Diego. She has received awards for Computer-Aided Drug Design, is an emerging leader in the American Chemical Society, and was chosen as San Diego 78th District Woman of the Year.

Coordinator: Jeanne Ferrante

Course Number: OSHR-70115   Credit: 0 units

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