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Touching proteins with virtual bare hands

The ability to precisely visualize the atomic geometry of the interactions between a drug and its protein target in structural models is critical in predicting the correct modifications in previously identified inhibitors to create more effective next generation drugs. We have combined VR visualization with fast algorithms for simulating intramolecular motions of protein flexibility, in an effort to further improve structure-led drug design by exposing molecular interactions that might be hidden in the less informative static models.

Sun 15 July 2018, 21:16 | Tags: Research

Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Mark Newton, who was commended for a WATE 2018, and Daniel Mayoh, who was commended for a WATE PGR.

Thu 28 June 2018, 15:26 | Tags: Staff and Department, Awards

Dr Daniel Bayliss comments on the discovery of 'the building blocks of life' on Mars

Commenting on the discovery of ancient organic molecules on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover, Dr Daniel Bayliss, assistant professor in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick, said: "Today we learnt of the breakthrough discovery of organic compounds on Mars. This is so exciting because these compounds could be formed by living organisms. The quest now will be to try to find out the origins of these compounds. Evidence for life on Mars may tell us how easy or hard it is for life to start on other planets, which has far reaching implications for life elsewhere in our Galaxy.”

Tue 12 June 2018, 15:27 | Tags: Feature News, Press, Outreach, Public Engagement and Media

Is Gravity a Quantum Force?

A new proposal could be the first to test if gravity is quantum.

Tue 29 May 2018, 11:04 | Tags: Research

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