9th short course of the
Protein folding, misfolding and disease
8-10 October 2010,
Convento de S. Francisco, Santarém
Organizing Committee : A.
S. Fernandes (IBMC-UP), J.
C. Marcos (DQ-UM), L.
Martins (ITQB-UNL), M. M.
Pereira (ITQB-UNL), M. Prieto
Salvador (CNC-UC), N. C. Santos (IMM-FMUL), C. M. Soares
Soveral (REQUIMTE, FFUL)
Program and speakers
Understanding protein folding is
a long-standing problem in biology, which, despite many years of
research, is still much unknown. Research in protein folding, besides
its central basic research interest, has implications in many fields
with societal interest, such as health (folding diseases, such as
Alzheimer's) and biotechnology (protein stabilization and design).
This course aims at providing a general perspective of the research in
protein folding, as well as in its applications. Topics range from
experimental to theoretical approaches, including the contextualization
of folding diseases in the clinical area.