International Symposium on Protein Folding Dynamics (3554)
October 15, 2012 – October 17, 2012
Nidhi Srivastava, National Centre for Biological Sciences
Jayant B. Udgaonkar, National Centre for Biological Sciences
It has long been known that the functional three-dimensional structure of a protein is coded for by its primary one-dimensional amino-acid sequence, but the mechanism by which this folding happens is still not completely understood. The folding process is an intriguing example of biological wizardry, in which a polypeptide chain self- assembles into the unique native structure that holds the key to its function. Although there has been considerable recent progress, several fundamental and inter-linked questions remain to be figured out about this self-packing puzzle.
The international meeting on Protein Folding and Dynamics, to be held at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, from October 15 to 17, 2012, will discuss these topical issues in protein folding.