The Future of Protein Research

16 October 2015

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Language:           These lectures will be held in English

Place:                   Gorlaeus Laboratories Lecture theatre C01

Registration:      Note that registration is required for lunch.

The symposium on the Future of Protein Research is organized by the Lorentz Center and the Leiden University Faculty of Science. Three renowned speakers will give their vision on urgent questions in the protein research field and the technical advances expected for the coming decade. This symposium is part of the festivities around the second centenary of the faculty.


  9:00 –   9:30      Welcome and coffee

  9:30 –   9:45      Opening by the Chair: Professor Claudio Luchinat

(Florence University)

  9:45 – 10:30      Professor Christopher Dobson (Cambridge University)

The proliferation of amyloid disorders – A challenge for

modern protein science

10:30 – 11:15     Professor Jan Hoeijmakers (Erasmus University Medical


From DNA repair proteins to aging and cancer

11:15 – 11:45     Break

11:45 – 12:30     Professor Wilfred van Gunsteren (ETH, Zürich)

Bio-molecular simulation: 1976, 2013, 2050

12:30 – 13:00     Panel Discussion

13:00 – 14:00     Walking lunch


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