Understanding Protein Behaviour in Cells

October 17 at 7 PM, IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

Proteins are the molecular machines of living cells.

Professor Gary Pielak’s research focuses on understanding how proteins behave in the crowded micro-environment of living cells, which is quite different from that typically observed in laboratory experiments.

By examining the stability of proteins and their complexes, both in concentrated solutions and in living bacterial cells, Dr. Pielak, a professor from the University of North Carolina, has shown that crowding affects stability and binding, but not always as predicted by simple theory.

Admission is free, and all are welcome. Limited free parking is available in Lot 17. A reception will follow.