WSTA 2017 Drug Discovery and Zika Virus

10-21-17  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?  WSTA 2017

When?   Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017  10:40 am - 12:00 noon

Presenter:

  Sandra Porter
  President/Founder
  Digital World Biology, LLC
 

 

 

 

Reference materials:  

The NCBI Virus Variation Resources:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/viruses/variation/resources/

Hunting for drugs to treat Zika virus video on YouTube

Molecule World on the iPad