Designing Molecules and Nanoparticles to Help See and Treat Disease

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Presenter: Roger Tsien

Published: July 2014

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 723 views

Tags: design;synthesis

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Lindau-Nobel


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Molecules to observe and manipulate biological systems can be devised by a variety of strategies, ranging from pure chemical design and total synthesis to genome mining and high-throughput directed evolution. Examples of both successes and failures are chosen mainly from his own experience. ┬áThe key challenge is to match one’s own neuroses and pleasures with research challenges that will have the widest possible impact.