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.