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SARS-CoV-2: What do amino acids have to do with it?

The emergence and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has prompted the push for research that will support the production of vaccines, treatments, and improve our understanding of the mechanics of the virus. Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have utilized tools at the National Synchrotron Light Source II to study the proteins found on the membrane surface of SARS-CoV-2. During this program, students will learn about the SARS-CoV-2 related research at Brookhaven National Laboratory and explore the basics of structural biology by building amino acid models.

Vocabulary: acceleration, attract, charge, electron, energy, ion, magnetism, repel, speed

Session Information:

  • Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home. 
  • Interactive, instructor-led session.
  • Kit is included.   
  • Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.  
  • Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided. 
  • $300 (BOCES-aidable) 
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Contact us to schedule your field trip 

New York State Science Standards