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Mechanisms of Extremophilic Bacterial Resistance

Purdue University,  West Lafayette, IN

Certain bacteria, including members of the Deinococcus genus, display unusual resistance to extreme conditions such as high doses of ionizing radiation and/or high temperatures. The physico-chemical, biomolecular and biological mechanisms associated with extremophilic bacterial resistance are not fully understood and several proposals have been put forward to explain the origins of bacterial endurance to extreme external conditions. The present symposium will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to present and discuss recent developments in the field. Presentation of different approaches and perspectives to the topic of extremophilic bacterial resistance, including those based on biophysical, biochemical and computational methods, are encouraged from active researchers. These include recent studies of bacterial metalloenzymes, low molecular weight metal complexes and DNA repairing mechanisms.    

The symposium will be hosted by Purdue University's Computational Biomolecular & Mesoscopic Physics Group (CBMPG) and will be co-sponsored by Purdue University's College of Science and other institutions. The list of attending participnats will be available in early 2017.

Symposium Information:

Attn: Symposium on Extremophilic Bacteria 

Computational Biomolecular & Mesoscopic Physics Group

Purdue University  

West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

E-mail: bionanophys@purdue.edu

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