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october, 2019

31oct12:00 pm1:00 pmTackling the PFAS Problem: Can Understanding Protein Interactions Help?

Event Details

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a global environmental and public health problem, now known to contaminate drinking water, food, wildlife and humans. Their unique physicochemical properties and extreme persistence have made them incredibly challenging to study and difficult to remove from contaminated sites. As more is discovered about their toxicological impacts, diverse chemistries, and widespread use, there is an urgent need to develop better methods to track their impacts and remove them from the environment. In this talk I will discuss my group’s strategies to investigate PFAS fate and effects through the lens of their interactions with proteins in biological systems, and how these interactions may be exploited in the design of biologically inspired remediation techniques.

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Online Webinar

Organizer

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

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