The Spatialiased Sonification of Drug-Enzyme Interactions

Richard J. McIlraith, Paul H Walton, J.S. Brereton

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This paper presents the preliminary work into the creation of an interactive spatial sonification system used to model the interactions between drug molecules and their target biomolecules within the human body. With the aid of sonification and a 3D soundscape, the user is able to optimize these interactions to a much greater precision than the sole use of the current visual model. This system gives a promising means to aid the rapid design of new drug molecules that can interact more strongly with the enzyme’s active site, therefore creating more effective drugs for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. This paper gives a full account of the relevant theory, the techniques used and details of preliminary user testing.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationThe 21st International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2015)
Place of PublicationGraz, Austria
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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