VR drug discovery makes precision therapy a reality | School of Pharmacy

In this article, author explains how pediatric oncologist Beth Apsel Winger and her colleagues from UCSF School of Pharmacy have used VR to design a new drugs for a particular patient. They have developed a special version of the well known visualisation software Chimera called “ChimeraX”. This application allows people to see mutated protein’s shape and to choice best adapted drugs.

Meetings in the Jacobson Lab are different now. Instead of preparing lengthy PowerPoint presentations destined to be projected onto a 2D screen, scientists like Garrido Ruiz and Cortopassi prepare their data to be shown in 3D in VR. Then they lead their colleagues on a virtual tour of their work, strolling through molecules they’re studying, with one or two scientists wearing VR headsets while the rest observe a projection of the 3D image on the wall. (Logistically, it’s too challenging to have more than tw

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