Greehey CCRI Seminar Series ’20: Vladamir Uversky, PhD, DSc
Event Date & TimeMarch 20, 2020
LocationGreehey CCRI Auditorium, 2.160
Talk title and subject TBA
Host: David S. Libich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Structural Biology
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About the Speaker(s)
Professor, College of Medicine Molecular Medicine, Univ of South Florida
Our scientific interests are broadly defined as everything related to protein folding, misfolding and non-folding. However, the passion is definitely the field of protein non-folding, which is related to the discovery of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), analysis of their abundance in nature, characterization of their exceptional structural and functional plasticity, understanding of their vital roles in various biological processes, and establishing their involvement in the pathogenesis of multiple human diseases. These and related aspects of IDPs are analyzed by a combination of a wide spectrum of computational, bioinformatics, and experimental approaches of modern protein biophysics. Due to the high abundance of IDPs in various proteomes, the exceptional structural and functional plasticity of these proteins, and their intimate relations to the maladies' pathogenesis, it is almost impossible to find an area of protein science where IDPs would not play a noticeable role.