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A physicist's view of proteins behaving badly

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17:30 – 18:30 23 Apr 2009
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Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Michael Sadler Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT

Speakers: Professor Athene Donald FRS (University of Cambridge)

In order for proteins to function the way nature intended they need to maintain their native state, with shape specific to their function. However, when things go wrong - as in the neurodegenerative diseases of old age - they partially unfold and can stick together. We can study model proteins, unrelated to disease, in vitro to try to understand the factors that govern these processes, and look for common behaviour regardless of the specific amino acid sequence. This approach and corresponding results will be discussed in this talk.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: Maisoon Al-Jawad
m.al-jawad@leeds.ac.uk

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Michael Sadler Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
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17:30 – 18:30 23 Apr 2009
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