SSE Biology Research Seminars - 2012
SSE Biology Research Seminars Series Presents
"Catching the John Dillinger of the Viral World"
Speaker: Dr. Kamran Haider, Lecturer
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Venue: 10-401, 4th Floor SSE Complex, LUMS
About the Seminar
John Dillinger managed to escape prison twice but he is no match to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) which is known for escaping anti-viral regimen. The Department of Biology is using structural modeling and simulation to investigate the molecular mechanism through which HCV NS3 serine protease escapes the action of anti-viral drugs. Dr. Haider will discuss a robust method of predicting the response of protease inhibitors, under clinical development, against a series of NS3/4A mutants.