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Science in St. Louis: Finding What Fits – The Biochemistry of Drug Design

Mar 21
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Indian Trails Branch – St. Louis County Library Branch

Event Description

At this installment of the Science in St. Louis seminar series, April Bednarski, a lecturer in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss “Finding What Fits – The Biochemistry of Drug Design.” Her talk will cover the story of the discovery and synthesis of aspirin and how 3D structures helped in the design of new and more potent therapies such as Celebrex.  Dr. Bednarski obtained her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan and teaches students about how the 3D structures of biomolecules are used to design better drug therapies.

Science in St. Louis is a seminar series designed to connect people with scientists in their community. Inspired by the very popular program Saturday Morning Science at the University of Missouri, it is our goal to share science with everyone and to show people what science is going on in their neighborhood of St. Louis. Click here for more details.

The seminars are FREE and open to all.

Every seminar we will be raffling off the following prizes (must be present to win):

Grand Prize: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
$25 Science Center Gift Certificate
Tickets to the MO Botanical Gardens
Science in St. Louis T-shirts.

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