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Drug Discovery in the Movie: Fact and Fiction with Mark Griep

Drug Discovery in the Movies Mark Griep SciPop Feb 21, 2018 Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons, chemistry lab bench and molecule picture

Drug Discovery in the Movies


Title: Drug Discovery in the Movies: Fact and Fiction

Speaker: Mark Griep

When: February 21, 7:00pm

Location: Adele Hall Learning Commons

Description: When moviemakers use drug discovery to drive a movie’s narrative, it can influence the public’s understanding of this process. In this presentation, you will watch clips from five movies that demonstrate several stages of drug discovery. Each clip is followed by a brief explanation of the actual process of drug discovery.

Dr. Mark Griep is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research concerns the study of bacterial primase and DnaB helicase. He was awarded the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach in 2017 from the American Chemical Society.

Films Used in This Presentation

Mark Griep's Book Selections

Medical Multimedia

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