Approaching Physics to Biology

The scientific weeks are an annual event organized since 2016 by the Research Unit and the Federated Centre of the Faculty of Science of the National Agrarian University La Molina (UNALM) and is one of the most representative activities in terms of research of the Faculty of Science.

Prof. Toca-Herrera was invited by Gonzalo Neira Chacate, a former exchange student at BOKU, member of the Board of the Federated Centre (the highest representative body of the students of the Faculty of Science) and one of the organizers of the scientific weeks, to give a seminar in the biology session on the opening day of this annual three-day event.

The seminar held by Prof. Toca-Herrera emphasized the use of physical techniques and models to study receptor-ligand interactions and the mechanobiology of proteins.

The scientific week closed with sessions dedicated to environmental engineering and climatology.

UNALM (Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina) is a public university founded in 1902 and located in Lima, with approximately 6400 students. It currently has eight faculties specialized in the fields of agricultural, natural and environmental sciences.