Event Name

Minischool on Biophysics of Protein Interactions

Start Date 9th Mar 2015
End Date 13th Mar 2015

The proposed school will compare and creatively confront different modern approaches to highly charged, structured, and disordered Coulomb systems. Its primary purpose will be to merge the different theoretical, experimental and simulation approaches in order to progress towards a unified description of the electrostatic interactions in soft- and bio-matter.  An overview of approximate analytical theories as well as sophisticated simulations will put the students in contact with the state-of-the art research in biophysics and will allow them to build connections between these different theoretical approaches, as well as with the available experimental data.

Besides a poster session, attendants will be also invited to give short talks about their research activity. This school is aimed at graduate students and researchers in the fields of statistical mechanics, materials science, biophysics and nanobiotechnology. There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

This school will be preceded on Sunday March 8 by a one-day minicourse by Prof. Jose Nelson Onochic (Rice University) on Energy Landscapes in Biophysics.


Organizers / Lecturers:

Fernando Luís Barroso da Silva (USP-Ribeirão Preto, Brazil): On the peculiar electrostatic effects observed in protein systems – a computational approach

Roland Netz (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany): Hydration and dielectric effects at surfaces

Rudolf Podgornik (U. Ljubljana, Slovenia): Charge regulation and electrostatic interactions in proteins

Invited Lecturers:

Mathias Boström (University of Oslo, Norway): Hofmeister effects, Van der Waals forces and material modeling of cellulose in solution

Hernan Chaimovich (USP-São Paulo, Brazil): Trifluoromethane sulfonate as a surfactant counterion: properties and applications

Ralf Eichhorn (Nordita, Sweden): Theory of phoretic effects induced by the (counter-)ions in the system

Rosângela Itri (USP-São Paulo, Brazil): Protein interactions as revealed by small-angle x-ray scattering

Yan Levin (UFRGS, Brazil): Introduction to statistical mechanics of charged systems

João Ruggiero Neto (UNESP-Rio Preto, Brazil): Electrostatic and non-electrostatic features in the interaction of lytic peptides with model membranes

Jose Nelson Onuchic (Rice Univ.): Onuchic Minicourse on Energy Landscapes in Biophysics

Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
URL http://www.ictp-saifr.org/protein

Category Schools
Topics Biological macromolecules | General