Where quantum mechanics meets Alzheimer's disease

11 March 2016 1.00pm 2.00pm


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


Henrik Müller


Pip Willcox


With an increasing life expectancy, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease increased to 48 million worldwide in 2015 placing an enormous social and economic burden on individuals and the state. Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease are characterized by the deposition of aggregated protein which kills neurons and impairs brain function.

This talk focuses on current research to elucidate the molecular mechanism by which natural defences in the form of molecular chaperones act to prevent protein aggregation and to understand how some neurodegenerative diseases can be caused by infectious proteins. Moreover, it intends to provide insight into the daily life in a biochemical laboratory.

Access: If you have a University or Bodleian Reader’s card, you can get to the Centre for Digital Scholarship through the Mackerras Reading Room on the first floor of the Weston Library, around the gallery. If you do not have access to the Weston Library you are more than welcome to attend the talk: please contact Pip Willcox before the event (pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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