Biophysical Approaches to Protein Folding and Disease
20th – 21st July 2017 at Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Correct protein folding is fundamental for a cell to function properly. Many cellular processes help a protein to gain the defined structure needed to function, or are involved in the clearance of non-functional misfolded proteins. Disregulation of these processes can lead to non-physiological protein conformations and subsequently the onset of disease.
This satellite meeting will be focused on how molecular-scale biophysical methods can be applied to the timely study of biomedically-pressing issues. Protein misfolding is fundamentally a biophysical problem, amenable to multiscale analysis using complementary techniques, that could also provide a basis for novel biophysical applications. This meeting would notably provide an opportunity for ARBRE-MOBIEU to explore new joint research projects.
- Mauro Dalla Serra, Contact Person, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
- Robert Gilbert, University of Oxford, UK
- André Matagne, University of Liege, Belgium
- Patrick England, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
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