Deadline: 2020-02-03 Award: $10,000 Open to: Everyone*
Central to drug discovery is detecting the interaction of a biomolecule (a target, such as a protein or DNA) with a binding partner (ligand). There are many ways to do this, however the most common methods utilize labeling or immobilization of the target molecule. These approaches can be sensitive but may interfere with the results by altering the protein structure. The Seeker desires an innovative, label and immobilization free approach for the rapid detection and quantification of target ligand interactions.