Proteins are integral to our daily lives – from food to materials that make up our body – without which we cannot function. For proteins to perform, they have to be properly folded, that is the arrangement in space has to be precise. What would happen if they are not? Can they be fixed? This talk will give an overview on how proteins are made in a cell, the problems that arise when they are not folded properly, what can be done to prevent or treat such conditions, and how we expand protein functions beyond the natural ones.
Details for the talk:
Date: 15 October 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library Level 2, Video Wall Area
Speaker: Dr. Sierin Lim
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University