Second Polish-Korean Conference on "Protein Folding: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches"

Time: May 28 (Sat ) – June 1 (Wed), 2016
Place: Leźno Palace near Gdańsk, Poland

Investigating the folding and misfolding of proteins and other biological molecules is of utmost importance in the post-Genome era because of its role in the functioning of the living cells. Protein misfolding can lead to cancer and hereditary diseases; designing effective therapies and drugs against such diseases is one of the long-term goals of the research on protein folding. This research requires extensive collaboration between biochemists, biophysicists, chemical and theoretical physicists, theoretical chemists, and bioniformaticians. The researchers from the University of Gdańsk, Poland, and Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Republic of Korea are very active in protein-folding research and the two institutions have a long-time history of collaboration in the field. This collaboration prompted the idea of organizing a series of conferences held in Seoul and in Gdańsk, on an alternating basis, to promote scientific collaboration and exchange between the scientists of the Republic of Korea and Poland, as well as other countries in Asia and Europe, on protein folding and related fields. The first conference of the series was held from May 24 to May 28, 2015 in Seoul (see the website of previous conference).

Topics Covered:

Protein folding, thermodynamics & kinetics of folding, physical principles of folding, protein structure and function, structure prediction, protein misfolding, aggregation & diseases, protein evolution, protein networks, protein-protein interactions, protein-ligand interactions, sequence design, protein modeling and simulation, including all-atom and coarse-grained force fields and algorithms.


The official language of the conference will be English.