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With Tom Kurtzman (Prof. Chemistry, Lehman College CUNY).
Wed, Feb 28, 2024 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   Venue, 32 Waverly Pl

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Join us for first in-person event of 2024! We will hear from Dr. Tom Kurtzman, Professor of Chemistry at Lehman College CUNY, about the role of water energetics in drug discovery & drug design.

Water plays an instrumental role in the recognition between small molecule drugs & their biomolecular targets. When a drug is unbound, the structure & thermodynamics of water proximal to the binding site reveal information that can be used to inform the discovery of lead drug compounds & their subsequent rational optimization. We will discuss how computer simulations & statistical mechanical liquid state theory can be used to map out the properties of water on the surface of proteins & how these maps' may be used to improve modern drug discovery & optimization efforts.

The talk will be at 6pm. After the talk we will have a networking reception with drinks & light refreshments.

Please note that this event is in-person only. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate remote attendance. This talk will not be recorded.

To help with logistics, RSVP is essential by Feb. 25th. Due to building policies, we may not be able to accommodate registrations after that date.

Thank you & we look forward to seeing you soon!
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