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ECE PhD Defense: "Structural Characterization of Biological Fibrils from X-ray Scanning MicroDiffraction Measurements," Biel Roig Solvas

Abstract: Fibrillar aggregates are ubiquitous in nature and are the structural foundation of materials like bone, tendons, muscles and plant walls. Fibrils also play a major role in many neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, where deposits of fibrillar aggregates, also known as amyloids, are one of the hallmarks of disease. Studying the structure of these fibrils is of great interest to understand the mechanisms behind these neuropathies. However, current methods like solid-state NMR-based reconstructions require the isolation of amyloid deposits from brain...

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00pm





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