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MBGE SEMINAR by Burak V. Kabasakal

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 13:30
Location: CASE 216

KOÇ UNIVERSITY MBGE SEMINAR
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Speaker          :
Burak V. Kabasakal, Ankara University, Institute of Accelerator Technologies

Title                : Structural Studies of Membrane Proteins Involved in Quality Control

Date                : February 28, 2020, Friday
Time               : 13:30  
Cookie & Tea: 13:15 CASE 216
Place               : CASE 216


Abstract         :  

Membrane proteins constitute an important class of proteins for medical, pharmaceutical and

biotechnological reasons. They mediate the cell's interaction with its environment, i.e. transmission

of intra- and intercellular signals, cell adhesion and transport across membranes. Membrane

proteins need to be incorporated into cellular membrane, which is known as protein translocation.

Protein quality control mechanisms during this process are carried out by chaperones and proteases.

I will talk about my current project aiming to understand the link between membrane protein

insertion, folding, and quality control. I will also talk about the methodology of cryo-electron

microscopy and x-ray crystallography with examples.