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Dr. Sarah Bowman on one way HWI is working to combat COVID-19.
Part of a series from researchers across the Northeast United States on the scientific efforts that are underway to address the current pandemic.

COVID-19 image from CDC to show the individual proteins making up the structure of the virus

Research

Structural biology at the center of COVID-19 scientific efforts

Synergy between X-ray crystallography, cryoelectron microscopy and computational methods has led to critical advances indispensable to developing treatments for infection and vaccines for prevention.

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Congratulations to former HWI CEO, Eaton Lattman, PhD, elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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IMCA consortium to accelerate drug discovery welcomes new member Janssen.

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HWI helping build the next generation of scientists.
Dr. Darya Marchany Rivera is shown preparing for the collection of X-ray data at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.

Research

Accurate identification of metals in proteins.
Many proteins contain metals. Accurate identification of these is a prerequisite to understanding the biological mechanism and curing disease. An international team co-led by Dr. Snell developed a
 sensitive method to accurately determine both the metal type and position using very small volumes of protein.

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Helping others crystallize proteins.
Drs. Sarah Bowman & Miranda Lynch and intern Max Dudek have their work featured on the cover of the journal.

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Developing new tools to study the dynamics of proteins.
Dr. Diana Monteiro is working with an international collaboration of scientists from the University of Buffalo, Germany, and France to develop new tools allowing us and others to understand how life works.

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Helping understand drug clearance from the bloodstream and harmful interactions between drugs.
Many drugs are toxic in high concentrations, therefore they are administered in specific doses that ensure drug activity without side-effects or even acute and lethal reactions.

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Structures Magazine
Read about happenings at HWI.

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Tour information
HWI is a 73,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility focused on Structural Biology. It is one of the founding members of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Tours are unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic but our scientists are working hard to reach a point where we overcome this. We hope to show the public how our research has helped to combat the virus and many diseases that impact us today.

NEWS

HWI announces the re-appointment of three board members and the election of new board officers.

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New Cryo-EM Center Director announced.
HWI names the director for the new Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center, Dr. Qiu-Xing Jiang.

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Join our team.
A welcoming group in a dynamic environment utilizing cutting-edge techniques to advance science for generations.

Research

Helping cure disease.
Information on the dynamics of a system associated with inflammation, autoimmune disorders, fibrosis, cancer, and cataracts is revealed.