NABT 2017 Drug Discovery and Zika Virus

Sat Nov 11, 2017

11-11-17  Can we repurpose existing drugs to treat new viruses? Learn how students can apply bioinformatics tools like BLAST and Molecule World to address real-world problems and make discoveries.

Your students can use public data to discover new ways to use existing drugs.  

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to find information in the NCBI database about Zika virus and Zika virus reference sequences
  • How to find structures from similar viruses, that are binding to drugs
  • How to determine if those drugs are likely to bind to Zika virus

Where?  NABT 2017, Jefferson / Knickerbocker room in the St. Louis Union Station Hotel

When?   Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017  10:30 am - 11:45 am


  Sandra Porter
  Digital World Biology, LLC




Reference materials:  

The NCBI Virus Variation Resources:

Slides and instructions

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