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The Wonderful World of Enzymes - Marie Curie Lecture Series

The Wonderful World of Enzymes - Marie Curie Lecture Series

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  • Wed 9 Nov ’11, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Associate Professor Emily Parker is speaking as part of the year-long Marie Curie Lecture Series.

The Wonderful World of Enzymes - Insights into drug design, catalysis and molecular evolution

Enzymes are nature’s catalysts – they are responsible for making the reactions that support life. Enzymes are proteins, which are complex, large macromolecules, and it has taken recent developments in technology and techniques to begin to unlock the secrets of how they operate.

This lecture will examine how these remarkable biological molecules work. This knowledge can be used to design new enzymes and to find new strategies to selectively target pathogenic micro-organisms.

Emily Parker is a Principal Investigator at the Biomolecular Interaction Centre at the University of Canterbury where she leads a research team that uses chemical and biochemical techniques to explore the evolution and molecular details of enzymic catalysis. She serves on the board of directors of Landcare Research. In 2010 she received a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching.

Entry to the Museum is via the Southern Entrance, car parking available in the Domain and the Museum underground car park for $8)

No ticket booking is needed for this talk.

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