Tuomas Knowles, UK: Kinetics of protein aggregation

When: Monday, 9.3.2020, 16:00

Where: Carl Auer von Welsbach Lecture Hall (!), Faculty of Chemistry, Waehringerstrasse 42, 1090 Vienna

The aggregation of proteins into fibrillar nanostructures is a general form of behaviour encountered for a range of different polypeptide chains. The formation of these structures is associated with pathological processes in the context of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases but is also involved in biologically beneficial roles which include functional coatings and catalytical scaffolds. This talk discusses our directed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of this process through the development and application of experimental biophysical methods and their combination with kinetic theories for linear growth phenomena.

Prof. Tuomas Knowles, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK


Faculty Colloquium Series - programme of summer term 2020

For students: If at least three of the four lectures have been attended, this course will have a credit of 0.5 ECTS.