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Graduate School: Informational and Structural Biology

Date: 15.12.1997-31.12.1998
Code: 9680
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Dept. of Biochemistry and Pharmacy
Address: BioCity, Artillerig. 6A /P.O. Box 66, FIN-20521 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 689
Fax +358-2-2154 745
E-mail Johnson@abo.fi
Project leader: Ph.D., Docent Mark Stuart Johnson, professor (15.12.1997-31.12.1998)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
Finnish funding organizations: Finlands Akademi, Helsingfors () FIM 136800
Undervisningsministeriet, Helsingfors () FIM 1500000
Man months: 72 months in 1998; Totally: 192 months
Contacts: COMBI Graduate School, Esko Ukkonen (Tietojenkäsittelytieteen laitos PL 26, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto)
Keywords: biokemi, biokemia, högskola, bioinformatik, proteinstrukturer, protein, funktion, graduate school, bioinformatics, protein structure, protein, function,

The key to much of biology today is understanding the form and function of macromolecules at the atomic level - this is the realm of structural biology and requires integration of macromolecular structural and macromolecular functional analysis.To exploit such knowledge requires being able to recognize important target molecules, interactions between molecules, and to establish relationships between existing sources of biological knowledge - this is the realm of informational biology.The disciplines overlap synergistically in the design and improvement of, for distance, novel inhibitors as potential pharmaceuticals.In such cases, one needs to know which portions of the molecules are important to structure, which to function and how these are integrated.It is our aim here to establish a graduate school network within southern Finland that integrates these two pivotal areas: informational and structural biology.


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