Molecular recognition phenomena are central to most biological interactions and processes. They are responsible for the non-covalent specific interactions between biomolecules and various ligands and between two or more biological molecules exemplified by receptor-ligand, DNA-protein, antigen-antibody, sugar-lectin and other recognition phenomena.
In recent years, our understanding of the basic physico-chemical principles underlying all these interactions has grown considerably both at the structural atomic level and at the functional level in terms of kinetic binding constants. This conference will discuss some of the underlying principles that govern all molecular recognition phenomena with four one-day sessions devoted to
1) Intrinsically disordered proteins
2) The functional dynamics of virus particles
3) Computer simulation of molecular recognition events
4) Methods for visualizing intracellular recognition events
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