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The Eric Conn Biochemistry Games: Cardiff vs. UC Davis
The University of California-Davis (UCD is a public land-grant research university in Davis, California, and a member of the Association of American Universities. UCD-Davis is also the most comprehensive campus in the University of California system, with more than 39,000 students and nearly $850 million annually in sponsored research.

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain’s leading research universities, with an annual income of more than $730 million (£520). Cardiff is the 9th largest universities in the UK in terms of student numbers, with more than 33,000 students.

Both UC Davis and Cardiff University are Global Universities. Our students represent 112 and 130 countries, respectively.

Remote learning is causing ZOOM fatigue and impairing student's ability to focus. We hope that this educational activity will promote physically distant, socially close interactions between undergraduate students and further our institutions' ties.

The Eric Conn Biochemistry Quizzes: Cardiff vs. UC Davis will focus on protein structures, particularly two proteins closely related to SARS-CoV-2 inflicted COVID-19 disease. Specifically, students will be asked questions about the structures of human hemoglobin - the protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues (and return carbon dioxide) and the virus' spike protein – that binds to a human receptor, known as ACE2, and starts the process of invading human cells. One of the most notorious presentations of COVID-19 is hypoxia (insufficient oxygen in the blood). While the virus replicates and the spike proteins trigger invasion to other cells, hemoglobin cannot capture enough oxygen because the lungs' alveoli are filled with the mucus derived from the viral infection or pneumonia.

Please join us and have fun!

Mar 10, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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