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The Latin American Protein Society is shaped by an assembly of researchers in Latin America that, since 2004, organizes a protein meeting every three years in a different country, usually in small cities with the stamp of the Protein Society. The LAPS alumni is Natalia Fontana. Focus uses to be more on proteins (including computational studies) than genomics/molecular biology. The key objectives of the Society are: to provide a progressive state-of-the-art report for scientists, academic and students; to encourage experience discussion, presentation of results and discussion on protein structure and function relationship; to quicken progress in the development of the protein structure and function relationship in the different areas of Biology. LAPS aim is to promote international interactions among investigators in order to explore all aspects of protein molecules.
The study of proteins is complex and multidisciplinary. It involves from physical studies, such as nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray diffraction to studies of cellular events by cell biologists. The events of the Latin American Protein Society encourage multidisciplinary environment favourable to catalyze the findings in the area of proteins (they are needed and directly contribute in almost all biological events in living beings).Read More»