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Biochemistry: Fungal Inhibitor Design (Indiana University) – The Summer Science Program

Biochemistry: Fungal Inhibitor Design (Indiana University)

Competitive application process Specialty Academic Residential Needs based scholarship Specialty Stem College access

The Summer Science Program

Date/Time: Jun 11, 2023 - Jul 19, 2023    
Ages: 15-18
Cost: $8,400.00
Registration deadline: Mar 3, 2023

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Participants will learn the fundamentals of enzyme structure, function, and evolution. Each team of three will combine bench experiments and computer tools to characterize a member of an enzyme family that is implicated in crop infection by fungal pathogens – one which has never been modeled by anyone before. They will submit their enzyme model to a database available to other scientists. Then, they will design a molecule that might safely protect crops from that specific fungus, by binding to the enzyme and inhibiting its activity.

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The Summer Science Program
Indiana University Bloomington
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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