What is the best machine ever invented?
What if it was not invented? What if it was at the tip of our fingertips? Meet proteins: they do all the work inside of us, from carrying oxygen or digesting food to helping us stand up. Our body is constantly making new proteins to replace old ones. New proteins go through a process called protein folding and failure in this step can trigger illnesses like Alzheimer’s.
In this talk I’ll tell you about how proteins fold, how they work and even how there is no protein in your typical protein bar.
As a molecular biologist, Alberto Perez uses supercomputers to study life at the atomic level. He got his PhD from the University of Barcelona, Spain and continues to carry research related to DNA and proteins at Stony Brook University, New York.