A Protein Magic Trick: Molecular Action at a Distance?

Le Yan
Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
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A typical human cell houses about one billion proteins — the workhorses that do the tens of millions of tasks that need to happen in every cell, every second of the day. Protein structure was a problem that physicists solved for biologists ages ago — but how proteins actually function is a mechanics problem that still vexes scientists. Enjoy dinner and drinks as KITP biophysicist Le Yan explains his new ideas about how these nanoscopic machines work their molecular magic.