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Forthcoming research seminars
The following seminar is part of two Chemistry Department research seminars that will be of interest to BSI members to be held on Friday 1st June (in CG218, Chemistry Department).
Protein and RNA Chemistry in Living Cells and In Vitro under Crowded Conditions, Professor Gary Pielak (UNC Chapel Hill, USA), 3.00, 1st June (CG218, Chemistry Department).
Gary Pielak is Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC Chapel Hill. His research interests are focussed on three topics.
1. In-cell NMR. This new method allows us to obtain high resolution NMR data from proteins in living cells. This work involves quantifying the effects of macromolecular crowding on protein stability, dynamics and structure.
2. We are exploring the effects of macromolecular crowding on protein stability, dynamics and structure in vitro using both synthetic polymers and proteins as crowding agents.
3. We are studying the oxidative aggregation of the key protein involved in Parkinson's disease, alpha-synuclein.
Further information at http://www.chem.unc.edu/people/faculty/pielak/group/.
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