Aspects of Protein Aggregation: An Introduction to Work on the Proteins alpha B Crystallin and Ovalbumin
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 8th June 2009
- Speaker: Caroline Miles (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Part two gives an overview of a project where we are looking at the aggregation and gelation of the egg protein ovalbumin. This has been shown to form a fine-stranded, transparent gel at high (~12.5) pH. We plan to investigate the nature of these aggregates and to explore how other proteins behave under similar conditions.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..