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Biomolecules Webinar | Evolution of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and of the Genetic Code

13 Apr 2022, 16:30 (CEST)

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Intrinsically Disordered Regions, Intrinsically Disordered Domains, Genetic Code Evolution, Protein Evolution, IDPs IDRs Evolution, Aromatic Residues, Protein Folding, Protein Disorder
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Welcome from the Chair

7th Biomolecules Webinar

Evolution of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and of the Genetic Code

On behalf of my guest co-editors, Prof. Keith Dunker, Prof. Prakash Kulkarni and Prof. Stefania Brocca, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to this webinar given by Prof. Keith Dunker. I’m very glad to serve as chair for this webinar aimed at advertising the special issue of the journal Biomolecules in Honour of Prof. V. Uversky on the Occasion of His 60th and entitled "Physics of Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Intrinsic Disorder".

Prof. Keith Dunker, together with Prof. Vladimir Uversky, played a pioneering role in initiating the field of intrinsic disorder. As such, it is particularly appropriate to host a webinar given by one of the "fathers" of protein intrinsic disorder to advertise this SI and to promote submissions to it.

Keith’s webinar today will focus on the evolution of IDPs, IDRs, and IDDs, as well as on the evolution of the genetic code and the suggested roles of IDPs in genome evolution.

Date: 13 April 2022

Time: 4:30 pm CEST | 10:30 am EDT | 10:30 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 818 5545 6436

Webinar Secretariat:


Architecture et Fonction des macromolecules Biologiques (AFMB) Lab, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France

Sonia LONGHI is Director of Research at the Center for the National Scientific Research (CNRS). Since 2005 she is the head of the “Structural Disorder and Molecular Recognition” group within the AFMB laboratory, Marseille. She obtained a PhD in molecular biology from the Universitá degli Studi of Milan in 1993. She got a HDR in structural virology from the University of Aix-Marseille I in 2003. Her scientific focus is on health relevant intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and the mechanistic and functional aspects of the interactions they establish with partners. To date, she has authored 145 scientific publications and edited a book on measles virus nucleoprotein. She also co-edited (with Prof. Vladimir Uversky) a book on the experimental approaches to characterize IDPs and a book on structural disorder within viral proteins (Wiley).

Invited Speaker

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Keith DUNKER received a master degree in Physics in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in Biophysics in 1969. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University from 1969 to 1973, then a Research Associate in Virology at the Sloan Kettering Center for Cancer Research in New York from 1973 to 1975. Subsequently, he was Assistant professor, Associate Professor and Professor in Biochemistry at the Washington State University from 1975 to 2003. In 2003 he took a position as director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and as a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Indiana University where he spent the following years and where he has today a position as Emeritus. He authored ~320 papers and more than 30 books. He is a highly cited researcher with a h-index of 106 and more that 52, 000 citations. In 2021 Keith Dunker received an award from the International Society for Computational Biology as “a pioneer of the development and application of statistical and computational methods to understand the prevalence, the patterns of evolution, and the functional repertoire of intrinsically disordered proteins across all domains of life”.

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Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Dr. Sonia Longhi

Chair Introduction

4:30 - 4:45 pm

10:30 - 10:45 am

Prof. Dr. Keith Dunker

Evolution of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins and of the Genetic Code

4:45 - 5:30 pm

10:45 - 11:30 am

Q&A Session

5:30 - 5:55 pm

11:30 - 11:55 am

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Sonia Longhi

5:55 - 6:00 pm

11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Relevant SI

Physics of Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Intrinsic Disorder: A Themed Issue in Honour of Professor Vladimir Uversky on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Prakash Kulkarni, Dr. Stefania Brocca, Prof. Dr. Keith Dunker & Dr. Sonia Longhi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2022

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