Date(s) - 3 Apr 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Biodesign Institute at ASU
Meni Wanunu researches subtle changes in the chemical structure of biomolecules. These changes, called mutations, are sufficient to cause disease by producing a malfunctioning protein. Many of the ways miniscule chemical changes affect biomolecular function are still unknown.
To address these questions, the Wanunu Lab is developing novel techniques that probe how small molecular changes affect the global properties of macromolecules and biomolecules. Using various tools enabled by nanotechnology, the team investigates biomolecular structure and dynamics at their corresponding size scale.
This is part of the Biodesign Discovery series.