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

Biochemistry: Fungal Inhibitor Design (Purdue University)

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

The Summer Science Program

Date/Time: Jun 18, 2023 - Jul 26, 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.


The Summer Science Program
Purdue University
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907


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