International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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David-paul Minde Ideas Activities
  • Drs, Utrecht University, Cellular Protein Chemistry
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    Utrecht University, Cellular Protein Chemistry
    Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    Kamerun4AfrikaClub e.V.
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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Proteins are the machinery of life.

We try to understand it from its very birth to death.

Both processes are involved into generation of very wide-spread diseases such as cancer, alzheimer and cystic fibrosis.

Proteins are dynamic molecules.

We are just at the beginning of the learning curve on how the dynamics of proteins influence the function and creating new therapeutic avenues to target all kinds of still "undruggable" diseases.

Apart from our patience, skill, luck it takes some money.

Funding basic sciences means allowing us to "play" the game that creates a better future.