OSE Seminar by Dr. Adrian Perez Galvan of Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Bringing down the uncertainty: how physics can generate insights in early drug discovery
Posted: April 4, 2018
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to Noon
Location: CHTM, Room 101
Map to CHTM:
Parking passes are available at the receptionist's desk.
In this talk I will present how Vertex Pharmaceuticals has successfully incorporated practices and techniques from more traditional physics-based companies, like semiconductor or telecommunication industries, to build instruments that study the behavior of a particular compound in a biological relevant environment. In addition I will also show how deep knowledge of the biology intrinsic to the system understudy coupled with a sound understanding of the laws of physics can help design powerful probes of the compound-target interaction.
Adrian Perez Galvan is a member of the Instrumentation Group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He received his Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics at the University of Maryland, College Park doing precision laser spectroscopy of laser-cooled francium for studies of the electroweak force. He has held post-doctoral appointments at the California Institute of Technology and Argonne National Laboratory trapping ultra-cold neutrons and radioactive ions, respectively for searches of physics beyond the Standard Model.