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Studies on protein chemical synthesis

Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Lei Liu I UBC/China Lectureship
Affiliation: 
Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University
Event Category: 
LMC - Lectures in Modern Chemistry
Location: 
Chemistry B250

Abstract: Proteins are fascinating molecules of life, but not every protein can be obtained biologically. Synthetic chemistry provides a supplementary approach for the production of proteins. This method expands our exploration of chemistry of life and drug development. In the talk I wish to present some of our exploration in this field, including: method development for chemical protein synthesis, use of chemical synthesis to generate protein probes for solving biochemical and biophysical problems, and finally, development of mirror-image proteins.