Biomolecular Discovery Dome

Biomolecular Discovery Dome

Sunday, February 3 - Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Watch cells and viruses come to life in this 3-D portable Dome and see how difficult biophysical topics can be made accessible to a high school audience. The Public Affairs Committee is pleased to be sponsoring the Dome for the second year in a row. Short videos will present topics ranging from icosahedral viruses to the ribosome to how HIV replicates. The theme of evolution will be conveyed to students by looking at how pathogens rapidly evolve to escape immune surveillance by hosts. Overall, these videos communicate the excitement of looking at macromolecular complexes and understanding the molecular basis for life.

 The Dome will be located in the Exhibit Hall

Stop by the Dome to catch one of these short videos! 

Viruses for Good and Evil

Ribosomes: Crossroads of Biology, Chemistry and Mechanics 

NANOPLANET: An Expedition to the Cell

The Rod Sensory Cilium and Its Disruption in Retinal Neurodegeneration 

How HIV Replicates

Trypanosomes: Their Flagella, and How They Move

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