Enzymes speed up and make reactions more efficient but can we figure out what a specific enzyme does?
- Students are introduced to the world of enzymes, as well as some tools scientists use to make observations.
- Students are provided with an enzyme and materials to watch the enzyme do its job. Students are provided with possible parameters they can explore to better understand the enzyme.
- Extension – students can challenge the enzyme’s efficiency by changing the enzymes conditions. Can we figure out the conditions where the enzyme works at its best?
Parallels to MMLI Research:
Thrust 1 works on using AI and machine learning to better understand enzyme functions and dynamics. Researchers Ocean Cui and Tanner Dean are working on understanding the enzyme hal