Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten presented a poster at the 7th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in Chamonix, France, Sept. 11-15.
Cotten’s presentation, titled “Atomic-Resolution Three-Dimensional Structure and Membrane Location of Antimicrobial Piscidin in Oriented Lipid Bilayers: An Investigation by Solid-State NMR and Molecular Dynamics,” included data collected with assistance from Matthew Baxter '11, Alexander Dao '12, Robert Hayden '14, Jason McGavin '12, Christopher Rider '12, and William Wieczorek '11.
Cotten’s research, which is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, focuses on structure-function relationships in piscidins, antimicrobial peptides from fish. A primary goal of her research is to identify common principles that will facilitate the design of pharmaceuticals with enhanced antibacterial activity.
The biennial Alpine Conferences on Solid-State NMR gathers scientists from around the world who are interested in high level discussions about the latest research results and developments in solid-state NMR. The conference is organized by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) and the Groupement Ampère.