Tasker GROUP

Tasker GROUP

$100K internal grant for molecular virtual reality project

Saturday, December 10, 2016

We received a $100K grant from Purdue for a two-year project entitled A Virtual Reality Environment to Learn and Visualize Chemical Interactions involving Stephanie Santos-Diaz, Roy Tasker and Gaurav Chopra (computational chemist) and his group. Students will use a virtual reality headset with wireless hand controls and motion-tracking sensors to immerse themselves in a virtual world to manipulate a substrate molecule into a receptor binding site. With the aid of a live binding efficiency score they will learn about the different types of intermolecular forces in substrate-receptor binding.

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