The School of Biochemistry & Immunology in TCD: public lecture in Biomedical Frontiers series.
Professor Ken Mok, "Who da mule? - Smuggling molecules across (biological) borders "
- Why is basic research important?
- Can we really predict which 'horses' (= specific application areas) to bet on in the long run?
- Telling "a factual story in protein folding/misfolding research where a potential drug-transporting 'mule' - rather than 'horse' - was serendipitously found through basic studies. Widespread interest in this protein-fatty acid complex is growing due to its remarkable properties of selectively killing cancer cells while leaving healthy, differentiated cells intact."
Event details :
Date: Wednesday 15th January
Venue: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street
All welcome and admission is free