Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

Public Lecture on Molecular Chaperons

13.09.2016, Berlin | Proteins perform a variety of essential tasks in all cells of our body. In order to fulfill their biological functions, these chain-like molecules must fold into specific three-dimensional patterns. This process was originally thought to occur spontaneously. However, work by Prof. Dr. Franz-Ulrich Hartl, director of the Cellular Biochemistry Department at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, showed that in our cells protein folding is mediated by chaperones. Incorrectly folded proteins tend to clump together to aggregates, which disturb cell functions in various ways and can cause neurodegenerative pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The insight offers opportunities for novel therapeutic approaches.

On September 23, 2016, the Freie Universität Berlin will host in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation a public lecture by Professor Hartl on the topic “Molecular Chaperones: Their Role in Protein Folding and Neurodegenerative Disease.”

Franz-Ulrich Hartl_Foto: Axel Griesch, MPI für Biochemie

 

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Video about Prof. Hartls research (in German only)

Public Scientific Lecture with Prof. Dr. Franz-Ulrich Hartl

Molecular Chaperones: Their Role in Protein Folding and Neurodegenerative Disease

September 23, 2016, 2 p.m.

Freie Universität Berlin
Lecture Hall Inorganic Chemistry (H101)
Fabeckstr. 34-36 | 14195 Berlin

The lecture is aimed at scientists and students and will be in English. Registration is not required.


Photo: Photographer Axel Griesch © MPI für Biochemie


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