Café Sci Cambridge: The Origami of Proteins and DNA

Join Dr Alex Bateman to explore how computing science is answering the question of how proteins fold

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The Locker Cafe, 54 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN


Wed 9th May, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know that proteins fold? How they fold is one of the greatest challenges in biology. Join Dr Alex Bateman to explore how computing science is coming very close to cracking the problem. We’ll also have some origami challenges on hand for you to impress your friends!

Alex works at the European Bioinformatics Institute as the Head of Protein Sequence Resources. Alex studied in Cambridge for his PhD in the structural studies department at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology before moving to the Wellcome Sanger Institute where he started to develop data resources for molecular biology, as well as take part on the analysis of the draft human genome sequence. He is a scientific stamp collector who loves to create collections of molecules.
Alex also has a love of origami and has invented many designs including for DNA and proteins.

This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the cafe.