Science and Innovation open bar: 50 years folding proteins

Donostia Week-INN

David de Sancho
Bar Mala Gissona (Zabaleta Kalea, 53, Gros, Donostia / San Sebastían)
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Science and Innovation open bar: 50 years folding proteins

WeekINN has become an important annual event in the calendar of San Sebastian, this edition will be held from 27 to 30 November. It is a format that brings science and innovation closer to citizens in an attractive way and makes its innovation ecosystem visible from the perspective of different agents. The activity "Science and Innovation Open Bar" is structured by informative, relaxed and accessible talks that are designed to eliminate barriers between specialized knowledge and the general public.The activity takes place in different bars of the city.

In this edition David de Sancho will participate with a talk entitled "50 years folding proteins" at the Mala Gissona bar in the neighborhood of Gros, on Thursday 30, from 19h to 20h. He will share the stage with Sergio Fernando Castillo (CIC biomaGUNE, "Biocatalysis: a path towards eco-sustainable chemistry") and Asier Rufino (Co-founder and CEO of Gymchess, "Gymchess, check to cognitive impairment").

The talk will be in Spanish.

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About the speaker

David de Sancho is a permanent researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). After his PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid, his work has taken him to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the University of Cambridge and CIC nanoGUNE. David investigates protein conformational dynamics and especially protein folding using computational methods.

Proteins perform the vast majority of biological functions in our organisms. To a large extent this is due to the fact that proteins adopt well-defined conformations, i.e. their folding. For decades, the complexity of this folding process has been the focus of a great deal of research. In this talk we will go through more than 50 years of work oriented to the folding process, more relevant than ever due to its possible solution by the Alphafold algorithm.