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Institute of Bioengineering



Assoc. Prof. Ben Corry. Simulation studies of biological and synthetic ion channels: from drug targets to water filtration technology


Date: 30 April 2015   Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Biological ion channels are responsible for diverse range of activities including conducting nerve impulses, cell volume regulation and sensory transduction. This talk will demonstrate how we have been using molecular dynamics simulations to understand how sodium selective ion channels achieve their function at a molecular level and how this information is being used to develop new drugs for treating chronic pain. In addition we will show how the characteristics of biological pores can be copied to design synthetic pores for technological applications such as water filtration and desalination.

Location:  PP2 Lecture Theatre, The People's Palace, Mile End.