Volume 95 Issue 31 | pp. 23-25
Issue Date: July 31, 2017

Conquering HIV’s capsid

After a dozen years, researchers have struck upon a molecule that can disrupt an elusive HIV target
Department: Business
Keywords: infectious disease, HIV, AIDS, antivirals, HIV capsid

For most of his career at Gilead Sciences, medicinal chemist Winston Tse has lived and breathed one thing. While his peers at other companies hopped from project to project, Tse has spent the past decade obsessing over a single target: the HIV capsid.

HIV’s capsid is a complex, protein-rich shell that protects the genetic payload the virus is trying to sneak into the cells of its host. Tse’s goal? To prove that a small molecule . . .

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Volume 95 Issue 31 | pp. 23-25
Issue Date: July 31, 2017

Conquering HIV’s capsid

After a dozen years, researchers have struck upon a molecule that can disrupt an elusive HIV target
Department: Business
Keywords: infectious disease, HIV, AIDS, antivirals, HIV capsid

For most of his career at Gilead Sciences, medicinal chemist Winston Tse has lived and breathed one thing. While his peers at other companies hopped from project to project, Tse has spent the past decade obsessing over a single target: the HIV capsid.

HIV’s capsid is a complex, protein-rich shell that protects the genetic payload the virus is trying to sneak into the cells of its host. Tse’s goal? To prove that a small molecule . . .

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