LENS Webinars on Global Health Threats
02 Oct 2020
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Thursday 8 October: Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of major diseases, their prevention and treatment using neutron scattering.

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LENS Pilot Action 3, “Global Health Threats", is organising a series of webinars to engage the biomedical research communities in a discussion on how neutron sources, together with other research infrastructures, can contribute to solving major health challenges. The webinars will look at current research and how neutron scattering studies can contribute to improvements in detection and diagnostics as well as the development of treatments and prevention methods.

Thursday 8th of October, 11.00am CET:

Microbial resistance and novel antibiotics

Prof. Jeremy Lakey, Structural Biochemistry, Biosciences Institute, The Medical School, University of Newcastle

Studying the surfaces of bacteria using neutron scattering. Finding new openings for antibiotics

Prof. Martin Malmsten, LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen

Antimicrobial peptides – from membrane interactions to drug delivery

Chair: John Webster, ISIS neutron and muon facility

To participate in the Q&A, please join via Zoom: https://ill.zoom.us/j/99877481390 

The webinar will also be streamed live on the LENS website, where a recording will be available afterwards.

The LENS webinar series on Global Health Threats runs in parallel with the New Directions in Instrumentation series. The next webinars include:
22 October: Neutron Diffraction Instrumentation for stress determination, with Thilo Pirling (ILL)

26 November: Multiplexing spectrometers (TBA) with Rasmus Toft Petersen (ESS)

LENS, the League of Advanced European Neutron Sources is a non-profit consortium of European neutron facilities with the aim of strengthening European science by developing a coherent strategy to meet current and future demands of the scientific communities. To ensure excellence, LENS places emphasis on the relationship between user communities and funding organizations, and the continuous improvement of LENS facilities as well as optimizing resources and aligning policies among the partners.

Contact: de Laune, Rosie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)