Extreme Biotech: Understanding Extremophile Biology to Impact Human Health

Jaclyn Winter and Shiladitya DasSarma will discuss how they harness the unique biology of extremophiles for the discovery and development of new therapeutics.

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Aug 6, 2020

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

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Extremophiles are best known to scientists for their contributions to PCR, but researchers are now harnessing the power of their unique biology to create new therapeutics from vaccine delivery to anti-cancer drugs. In this webinar from The Scientist, extremophile researchers Shiladitya DasSarma and Jaclyn Winter will discuss how they harness the unique biology of extremophiles for the discovery and development of new therapeutics and vaccines.

Topics to be covered

  • Harnessing the chemical potential of unprecedented microbes from the Great Salt Lake
  • Archaeal nanoparticles for therapeutics and vaccines

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Meet the Speakers:

Jaclyn Winter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Utah

Shiladitya DasSarma, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
University System of Maryland