Protein folding and bioinformatics
(March 4 and 5 , 2008)
Centre, was incepted in 1988 as one of the nine nodal centres under the programme,
Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) of the Department of Biotechnology,
Government of India, with genetic engineering and molecular modelling
as the two major thrust areas. Since then the Centre is functioning as a
repertoire of information related to bioinformatics and its dissemination in
About the Workshop
Unlike industrially important organic polymers, most polypeptide chains of biological origins interact with their aqueous or lipid environments to fold up into discrete highly organized and tightly packed three-dimensional structures. This process, termed protein folding, is determined by the sequence of the amino acids, but the mechanism is not completely understood. Although the fidelity of the process is 100% there are situations when a protein may fail to fold into the correct structure that is responsible for its physiological function. Several neurodegenerative and other diseases are believed to result from the accumulation of misfolded proteins.
Several experimental techniques are employed to determine the structure of proteins and to study the conversion between the unfolded or denatured state and the folded state of proteins. There have been computation approaches to understand the folding problem, as well as to predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. A two day national workshop is being organized by the Bioinformatics Centre, Bose Institute to highlight the basic facets, as well as the recent experimental and computational developments towards understanding the protein folding problem
Level of participants
Research scholars / Scientists and teachers engaged in the Field of Biotechnology/Life sciences with some knowledge of Computer usage.
1. Without Accommodation : Rs. 500/-
2. With Accommodation : Rs. 1250/-
1. Without Accommodation : Rs. 1250/-
2. With Accommodation : Rs. 2000/-
Registration fee payment Demand Draft in favour of Director, Bose Institute, Kolkata
so as to reach us before
How to apply
Applicants are requested to send the duly filled registration form along with the Demand Draft to the following address.
No travel assistance is available for the participants. They are requested to meet TA/DA from their own resources.
Prof. P. Chakrabarti
Bose Institute, P-1/12, C.I.T Scheme VII M
Tentative Speaker List
Tel: +91-33-2355 4766/2816
Fax: +91-33- 2355 3886
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