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Geeks Unite, Quantitative Biology: Proteins, Free Event

What is the best machine ever invented? What if it was not invented? What if it was at the tip of our fingertips? Meet proteins: they do all the work inside of us, from carrying oxygen or digesting food to helping us stand up. Our body is constantly making new proteins to replace old ones. New proteins go through a process called protein folding and failure in this step can trigger illnesses like Alzheimer’s.

We will be told how proteins fold, how they work and even how there is no protein in your typical protein bar.

As a molecular biologist, Alberto Perez uses supercomputers to study life at the atomic level. He got his PhD from the University of Barcelona, Spain and continues to carry research related to DNA and proteins at Stony Brook University, New York

http://mini.physics.sunysb.edu/~marivi/worldofphysics/

Cost: FREE, walk-ins welcomed

Date: Friday March 14

Time: arrive 7:15pm, free lecture/seminar starts 7:30pm

Address: Stony Brook Univ, 100 Nichols Rd Stony Brook, NY

Location: Held in Room 001 of ESS Bldg (earth & space sciences bldg)

Directions: http://www.geo.sunysb.edu/openight/directions.htm

Printable PDF map of campus: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/map/newmap.pdf

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  • Jeanne D.

    Very interesting, this specialist from Spain spoke very well and clearly. Also engaged the audience to participate in a few cooperative exercises in an attempt to ease the understanding of proteins. The protein bars are really not protein bars, they contain the components to make protein, like unorganized leggo's, but no real protein.

    March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i missed out -shame, this shit interests me

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    the geek in me wants to do this, the reality of work doesn’t – gotta make the donuts

    March 14, 2014

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  • Jeanne D. +3
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