'Fluorescent biomolecules and their building blocks-design and applications', Göteborg, Sweden[Event Date: 2012-07-05]
[Expiry Date: 2012-07-05]
A conference entitled 'Fluorescent biomolecules and their building blocks-design and applications' will take place from 5 to 8 July 2012 in Göteborg, Sweden.
Researchers have long relied on fluorescence-based techniques to decipher the fundamental structural, folding and recognition features of biomolecules. Many proteins contain fluorescent aromatic amino acid residues, or interact with fluorescent cofactors. This provides researchers with inherently emissive, 'built-in', probes.
Fluorescence spectroscopy has a key role in modern research. For example, the decoding of the inner workings of biomolecules, cells and organisms has relied on the development of fluorescence-based tools. As many of the players in these sophisticated interactions and exceedingly complex systems are not inherently emissive, researchers have relied on synthesizing fluorescent analogs of the building blocks found in biological macromolecules. These are the constituents of the cell surface and cell membrane, as well as proteins and nucleic acids.
The event will bring together experts to discuss the development and use of fluorescent probe molecules for biomolecular and nanotechnological systems.
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Data Source Provider: Chalmers University of Technology
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement
Subject Index: Coordination, Cooperation; Scientific Research