Protein Folding: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches

Eight Polish-Korean Conference on “Protein Folding: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”

Time: September 24 (Sun) – 28 (Thu), 2023
Place: Hotel & Spa, Primavera, Jastrzębia Góra, Poland

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Investigation of the folding and misfolding mechanism of proteins and other biological molecules is one of the most important task, to understand 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. Due to the complexity of this problem, 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. This conference is the sixth from the series; see previous conferences’ sites.

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.

Language:

The official language of the conference will be English.

Online attendance:

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we offer the possibility of online attendance in all lectures (via a Zoom link), especially to those interested who are unable to come to the conference because of travel restrictions.
Select “online participant” from the “Role” menu in the Registration form if you intend to attend the conference remotely.