Superbugs: How a dose of computational biophysics can help stop them
Bruno Tomberli will present the history of antimicrobial resistance and show how physics can help explain how newly discovered antimicrobials work and point the way for future research in this field.
Improper use of antibiotics over the last few decades has resulted in the emergence of new bacterial strains causing bacterial infections that resist treatment. In this presentation, Bruno Tomberli will present the background and history of antimicrobial resistance and show how physics, aided by computers, can help explain how newly discovered antimicrobials work and point the way for future research in this field.
Bruno Tomberli, PhD, is an instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Capilano University and a researcher in the field of soft condensed matter and biomaterials. In his research, he develops new computational techniques to simulate antimicrobials discovered by data-mining and explain how they actually work. He also enjoys studying and discussing exoplanets, 3D visualization and virtual reality, the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics and anything that will get him out of doors.
Part of the Capilano Universe lecture series, this presentation is free. Registration is not required by seating is limited.
On Thursday March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (ends 8:45 pm)
Category: Attractions - Talks & Lectures
Venue: North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, V7M 1N9