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Protein superglue! What this means for drug discovery? | Nicolas Thomä | TEDxBasel

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Published on Jul 17, 2019

Can we make drugs that not only break/inhibit interactions between a protein and a ligand, but rather bestow new functionality? Nicolas Thomä explores molecular glue drugs, and their potential to make much needed medicines that were previously out of reach.

The intro animation was produced as a collaboration between TEDxBasel and the Hochschule Luzern. This animation was created by Loïc Kreyden and Valentine Moser. Find out more about this event and the other ideas that were shared at www.tedxbasel.com "Nicolas Thomä is a senior scientist at the FMI in Basel. He is fascinated by how proteins work on the molecular level. Nico was trained at the University of Cambridge in Biochemistry and came to Basel in 2006, after postdoctoral work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His lab focuses on the detailed workings of molecular machines, and how they are affected in disease. Nico is passionate about turning these basic discoveries into novel therapeutics. When he is not thinking about molecules, he enjoys exploring the world with his family.

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness" This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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