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IAP 2010 Activity

Seminar Series on Self-Assembling Biological Systems
Prof. Thomas Schwartz
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

Self-Assembly of macromolecules, notably proteins, is of central importance for any living cell. These self-organized systems come in an astonishing number of flavors and many we are just beginning to appreciate. Technically often challenging to study, this series highlights some of the most recent findings from a broad spectrum of these systems.
Contact: Prof. Thomas Schwartz, 68-480, x2-3851, tus@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Yeast prions: unexpected biology and surprising structures
Susan Lindquist, Professor of Biology, HHMI Investigator, Whitehead Institute
Tue Jan 19, 11am-12:00pm, Broad Auditorium

The Structure of a Novel COPII Tubule
Scott Stagg, Asst Professor, Dept of Chemistry & Biochem, Florida State University
Mon Jan 25, 11am-12:00pm, Broad Auditorium

Hexagonal Assemblies of the HIV-1 Capsid and its Restriction Factor, TRIM5alpha
Wes Sundquist, Prof. of Biochemistry, Dept of Biochemisty, University of Utah
Tue Jan 26, 11am-12:00pm, Broad Auditorium

Follow Nature's Lead: Designer Self-assembling Peptides
Shuguang Zhang, Assoc Director, Center for Biomed. Eng., MIT
Thu Jan 28, 11am-12:00pm, Whitehead Auditorium

From Nuclear Pores to Biofilms - a study of biological filters
Katharina Ribbeck, Asst. Professor, Department of BE, MIT
Fri Jan 29, 11am-12:00pm, Whitehead Auditorium
Latest update: 23-Dec-2009

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