Episode 24- Eric Topol & Andrew Ward: How Spike Protein Discoveries Drove Coronavirus Vaccine Design

Science Changing Life

Dec 23 2020 • 35 mins

Another special edition featuring an extended conversation between Dr. Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, and Professor Andrew Ward in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at Scripps Research. Listen as they talk about structural biology as a gamechanger in coronavirus research, what makes the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein crucial for vaccine design, and what the latest coronavirus mutations mean for the pandemic. Show notes: The Ward Lab: https://ward.scripps.edu/ Dr. Eric Topol’s bio: www.scripps.edu/faculty/topol/ Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-92HQA0GcI8&%3Bfeature=youtu.be Solving the spike protein’s 3D structure: https://www.scripps.edu/newsandviews/e_20160307/ward.html Science, Simplified: How vaccines work against COVID-19 https://youtu.be/uWGTciX795o Scripps Research on social media: Twitter, Instagram: @scrippsresearch Facebook: @ScrippsResearchInstitute LinkedIn: the-scripps-research-institute

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