665 Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Folding and Assembly

Thursday, November 17, 2016: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yosemite C (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Biological systems require precise folding, recognition, and self-assembly behaviors to form complex nanostructures and molecular machines. This session solicits theoretical, simulation, and experimental studies that address aspects of both natural and synthetic biomolecule folding and assembly. We encourage submissions that focus on fundamental biophysical thermodynamic and transport properties, mechanisms, and models. Topics of interest include: protein, RNA, and DNA folding and stability; design of structure and function; biomolecules at interfaces and under confinement; and self-assembly of biomolecules into machines and materials.

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties

Andrew L. Ferguson
Email: alf@illinois.edu

Sapna Sarupria
Email: ssarupr@g.clemson.edu

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on the online proceeding.

9:00 AM
(665c) Self-Assembled Peptides with RGD Motifs As Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
Graziano Deidda, Sai Vamshi R Jonnalagadda, Jacob W Spies, Anthi Ranella, Estelle Mossou, V. Trevor Forsyth, Edward P Mitchell, Anna Mitraki and Phanourios Tamamis

9:15 AM
(665d) Membrane Guided Self-Assembly of Dimers and Trimers of Tight Junction Proteins
Flaviyan Jerome Irudayanathan, Xiaoyi Wang, Nan Wang and Shikha Nangia

9:45 AM

10:00 AM
File available
10:15 AM
(665g) Viscous Solvents Enable a Model Prebiotic Nucleic Acid Replication Cycle
Christine He, Martha A. Grover, Isaac Gallego, Brandon Laughlin and Nicholas Hud

10:30 AM
(665h) Tension-Dependent Free Energies of Nucleosome Unwrapping
Joshua Lequieu, Andres Cordoba and Juan J. de Pablo
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