15 Aug 2012
Help Conquer Cancer live webcast
Help Conquer Cancer
Events & Milestones , Project Update
On August 22, 2012 Dr. Igor Jurisica, Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, will be presenting an overview of the Help Conquer Cancer project via live webcast.
Every year, it is estimated that 7.6 million lives worldwide are lost to cancer.
Proteins are key to most life and disease processes. The first step in understanding the role of a protein is to determine its physical structure. This is accomplished by crystalizing the protein and using X-ray crystallography to discover its structure. The Help Conquer Cancer project is working on speeding up the difficult and time-consuming step of crystalizing proteins, focusing on those involved with cancer. Once the structures of the relevant proteins are known, the subsequent steps of research in ultimately discovering cancer treatments can progress. Since November, 2007, the World Community Grid community has had the opportunity to support the research underway at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Dr. Igor Jurisica, Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, will be conducting a live webcast and will discuss the Help Conquer Cancer
The Help Conquer Cancer live webcast will take place on August 22, 2012, starting promptly at 12:00PM Eastern Time (USA), which is 16:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Please join the webcast a few minutes early, as it does take a few minutes to log into the webcast.
Participants may listen to Dr. Jurisica while viewing an on-screen presentation. Time permitting, you will be able to ask questions via a text chat interface and Dr. Jurisica will respond.
Access to the webcast:
You will be able to access the live webcast via this link: http://www.ibm.com/collaboration/mee...oin?id=0327108
Check your computer's browser:
You may check ahead of time to determine if your browser can support the webcast via this link: https://www.conferenceservers.com/br...LLENGAGE_EN-US
The webcast will be recorded and posted at a later time to the News & Updates section of the World Community Grid website.