Mathematical Modeling of Protein Dynamics
Wednesday, June 16 at 04:15am (PDT)Wednesday, June 16 at 12:15pm (BST)Wednesday, June 16 08:15pm (KST)
Suzanne S. SINDI (University of California, Merced, USA)
Proteins are fundamental building blocks of life. Their dynamics - both with respect to folding and their spatio-temporal dynamics - are critical to the normal function of biological systems. When proteins misfold, they are often associated with disease. For example, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, results from the accumulation and aggregation of incorrectly folded proteins. These diseases can be genetic or spontaneous and in the special case of prion disease infectious. This minisymposium brings together researchers (biologists, biophysicists and mathematicians) with the goal of exploring the latest approaches (both experimental and mathematical) for studying protein dynamics, with a particular emphasis on protein misfolding diseases.