Come join us on November 28th at ES B142 for an exciting academic seminar on the Identification of Toxic Pollutants Binding to Key Proteins presented by Professor Hui Peng.
Abstract: More than 80,000 chemicals are produced for commercial use today. Assessment of the potential health effects of diverse chemicals is challenging for traditional environmental toxicology methodologies. In this study, we will develop protein-centric bioanalytical strategies, and then apply these methods for high-throughput identification of toxic pollutants binding to key proteins from the environment. We will use poly- and perfluorinated substances (PFASs), and quinone-related air pollutants as case studies to introduce the concepts.