Structural Biology in the BioEconomy (SBBE)

Venue: University of Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2012
Registration Date: Dec 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2012
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Work in the field of structure determination of protein and macromolecular complexes has made a real and significant impact on:

  • The understanding of the mechanism of infection by pathogens

  • Structure-guided design of interventions in the form of drugs, and preventative measures such as vaccines, barrier creams etc.

  • The design of enzymes to make new industrial chemicals

  • The design of novel herbicides and pesticides

  • The design of energy efficient industrial processes exploiting engineered enzymes

  • The use of engineered enzymes for environmental remediation

  • The use of biomolecules and nano-technology to make novel “bionanomachines”

  • The understanding of biological events so that novel strategies for intervention in human health can be designed and produced or exploited to make new devices.


Middle Campus
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa