Professor Jane Clarke FRS FRSC FMedSci
President Wolfson College University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biophysics
Proteins are, perhaps, the most important of all biological molecules. Our genes, essentially, simply carry the instructions for cells to make proteins. But newly formed proteins are just linear disordered chains: for them to function properly they have to fold into complex 3-dimensional shapes, and it is this shape that determines their function.
During my research career I have been fascinated with fundamental questions on protein folding:
Many diseases, particularly those of ageing, are associated with failures in protein folding – Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, many cancers, cystic fibrosis. By understanding the principles of protein folding, we hope to get some insights into disease.
During my talk I will also discuss my somewhat unusual career, and why I have spent a lifetime supporting and encouraging more women and girls to pursue STEM.
Sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Seats at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery (New Walk) are restricted in order to maintain social distancing. It is also possible to attend the lecture by Zoom.
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