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TU Dresden » Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering » Institute for Materials Science » Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Thursday, 15 December 2005
(at 15:15 in room Phy 5.0.21)
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Proteins: Structure, Function, and Evolution. A Statistical Mechanics Insight

Markus Porto

Institut für Festkörperphysik
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Proteins are among the most fascinating class of soft matter. There are the cell's workhorses and involved as central players both in conducting the cell's genetic program as well as in its metabolism. The function of a given protein is determined by its molecular structure, the latter being determined by the protein sequence. The protein sequence and hence the protein structure and function are continuously subject to mutation and selection. Hence, for proteins, structure, function, and evolution are three facets of the very same phenomenon. In my talk I will give a general introduction to these three entangled facets and then present some of my own work in this area, mainly focusing on a recently discovered compact structure representation and its consequences on function and evolution.

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Invited by G. Cuniberti (MC + CMT seminar)

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