7.87 Protein Folding and Misfolding in Biology


Class Info

Covers protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and amyloid formation in the context of biological systems. Addresses topics such as chaperone structure and function, biofilm formation by bacteria, protein-folding diseases (including but not limited to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases), the process of therapeutics discovery for drugs and biologics. Features guest lectures and Skype discussions with international leaders in the field. Students present papers covering mutually agreed-upon topics of interest.

This class has 7.51, and 7.52 as prerequisites.

7.87 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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