A user's view within a VR-enabled real-time simulation environment (using the HTC Vive). The video, made by University of Bristol PhD student Helen Deeks, shows the actions she took using a wireless set of "atomic tweezers" to interactively dock a single benzylpenicillin drug molecule into the active sight of the β-lactamase enzyme.
Understanding the mechanism of β-Lactamases is essential to make progress addressing the growing problem of anti-microbial resistance: β-Lactamases are amongst the most common molecular tool used by bacteria to break down important classes of β-lactam antibiotics like benzylpenicillin, causing them to lose their antibiotic effect.
This footage involves media from the Narupa project, which is made available under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0, and is therefore distributed under the same license. [creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/]