You gotta know when to fold ‘em – and that’s not just in poker. From proteins to DNA, chemicals to lipids, the shape, structure, and folding of biomaterials drive their utility. In a class led by Dr. Sandra Porter, we’ll envision exactly how and why these structures matter: how mutant proteins cause albino cats, why some viruses are resistant to anti-viral drugs, and why some people develop diseases like breast cancer, making use of Dr. Porter’s cool 3D visualization program Molecule World.
After this class, you’ll be able to share your new-found love of biological formalism with a printed structural image of your favorite molecule on a T-shirt! Come structure your mind to expand your horizons into the world of molecular form.
This class will take place at HiveBio on October 15th from 2-5PM. Pre-registration is required.
Date: 2-5 pm PDT, Oct. 15th, 2016, at the HiveBio Community Lab.
Preregistration is required. All proceeds go to the HiveBio Lab.
What to bring:
- A white T shirt (optional). HiveBio will provide T-shirts, but if you want one that you know fits the way you like, get a blank cotton T-shirt and bring it along.
- An iPad (optional). We will have some iPads available for the workshop, but if you have one, you might like to bring it.
- If you’re bringing an iPad, download and install a copy of Molecule World ($9.99 in the iTunes store) before the workshop.
Maximum class size is 10
$35 per participant