Anna Olkkonen, a BSc from the School of biomedicine (University of Eastern Finland) started recently her MSc thesis in our research group. Her thesis focuses in the computational study of TRPA1 attenuators. During the summer, she will build model of TRPA1 ion channel, study the different binding sites and predict the different binding modes for several heterocyclic structures.
The thesis is linked to our research focusing into development of novel strategies for pain treatment. TRPA1 is one of the several ion channels linked to different types of pain and inflammatory symptoms. It has also been proposed that TRPA1 aqctivation has a connection also to migraine.
BSc Olkkonen is third MSc student workin on TRPA1 related topic in our group.