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

A chemist's workbench with some plants on top, next to a blackboard with images of DNA and molecules. The background is a film strip.

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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.

Mark Griep

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.

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