Biochemist Richard Gunasekera Examines the Emerging Field of Nanomedicine

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Explore the emerging field of nanotechnology and use of nanomachines to fight viruses, with biochemist Richard Gunasekera.

In this webinar, Dr. Gunasekera — a molecular biochemist and research professor at Biola University — describes some of the promising applications to biomedicine and explains his research involving nanomachines and phytochemicals used to destroy cancer cells, to destroy antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and to study COVID-19. Most recently, he has turned his attention to the use of nanomachines to fight viruses.

By operating on the same nanoscale as chemistry and biology, new levels of miniaturization and efficiency are being achieved, enabling human technologies to interact directly with sophisticated networks of biological machines in nature. As is the case with nanomachines that have long existed in the biological cell, so these human innovations exhibit the brilliance and creativity of their corresponding designers.

This webinar was hosted by the Southern California Chapter of Discovery Institute’s Science and Culture Network. Dr. Gunasekera is introduced by the Vice President of the Chapter, Walter Myers III, who is also a board member of Discovery Institute. Dr. Gunasekera’s science research was partly funded by Discovery Institute.