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The importance of protein electrostatics

Meeting gathers 50 specialists in Lisbon

Oeiras, 08.07.2014

Starting today, and for the next four days, about 50 protein biophysicists specialized in protein electrostatics meet in Lisbon for the first time. The meeting takes is placed in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa and has the collaboration of ITQB scientists in the organizing committee. Protein Electrostatics is a satellite meeting of European Bioenergetics Conference 2014, which will start on July 12 also at Faculdade de Ciências.

The Protein Electrostatics meeting is aimed at those working on elucidating the molecular-level mechanisms behind electrostatic effects in proteins and other biomolecules. These effects are a major determinant in the action of proteins, being involved in key processes from catalysis and folding to electron transfer and proton transport. According to the organizers, the goal of the meeting is “to gather experimentalists, theoreticians and simulators into a single focused event, in order to create synergies and make clearer what experimental physical data do we have or need, how well we are doing in terms of computational/theoretical predictions, how can we help each other, and whether we are overlooking any crucial aspects”.

António M. Baptista - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Miguel Machuqueiro - FCUL, Portugal
G. Matthias Ullmann - Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Thomas Simonson - École Polytechnique, France

Local Organizing Committee
Ana Mourato - FCUL, Portugal
Ana S. F. Oliveira - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Carla S. A. Baltazar - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Catarina A. Carvalheda - University of Dundee, UK
Diogo Vila-Viçosa - FCUL, Portugal
Luís C. S. Filipe - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Pedro R. Magalhães - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Rafael Nunes - FCUL, Portugal
Sara R. R. Campos - ITQB/UNL, Portugal
Tomás Silva - FCUL, Portugal

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