CSEB Research Webinar on May 8, 2019: Casein Kinas II crystallization in Plasmodium falciparum.

Malaria is a serious disease in many parts of the world. Human malaria is caused by different protozoan species of Plasmodium and the most severe form is caused by P. falciparum (World Health Organization website). The malaria parasite is transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes.

This webinar is about an anti-malaria drug discovery project. The project aim is to use X-ray crystallography to build 3D structure of Casein Kinase II in Plasmodium falciparum. The result of this project then will help chemists design drugs to target Casein Kinase II to cure malaria.

Our speaker presented at the recent Atlantic Science Conference, which was supported by the CSEB. Yanjun Dong graduated with a BSc (Biology) from Xianjiaotong-Liverpool University in 2018. He has been elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology and is currently pursuing an MBA at Cape Breton University.

Join us on May 8 at 2pm Pacific time/ 4pm Central time / 6pm Atlantic time by following this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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