Structural and Cell Biology

Structural biology is a branch of molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics concerned with the molecular structure of biological macromolecules, especially amino and nucleic acids, how they acquire the structures they have, and how alterations in their structures affect their function. This subject is of great interest to biologists because macromolecules carry out most of the functions of cells, and only by coiling into specific three-dimensional shapes that they are able to perform these functions. This architecture, the "tertiary structure" of molecules, depends in a complicated way on the molecules' basic composition, or "primary structures." The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and cells are often called the building blocks of life. The study of cells is called cell biology. Cell biology is a branch of biology that studies the different structures and functions of the cell and focuses mainly on the idea of the cell as the basic unit of life. Cell biology explains the structure, organization of the organelles they contain, their physiological properties, metabolic processes, Signaling pathways, life cycle, and interactions with their environment. This is done both on a microscopic and molecular level as it encompasses prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells. Knowing the components of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all biological sciences; it is also essential for research in bio-medical fields such as cancer, and other diseases. Research in cell biology is closely related to genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and developmental biology.

Related Conferences

9th International Conference on Structural Biology September 18-20, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland;2nd International Conference on Biochemistry September 28-29, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics October 19-20, 2017 Baltimore, USA; International Conference on Next Generation Sequencing and Biostatistics October 23-24, 2018 Dubai; 3rd International Conference on Transcriptomics October 30 - November 01, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand; 9th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics November 13-15, 2017 Paris, France; 3rd International Conference on Genetic and Protein Engineering November 08-09, 2017 Las Vegas, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics November 13-14, 2017 Paris, France; 3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology December 11-12, 2017 Rome, Italy; 

  • Growth factors in cell and developmental biology
  • Application of mechanics to cell and developmental biology
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Structural virology
  • Recombinant protein expression and generation of respective cell lines
  • Molecular mechanisms of cell physiology for biotechnical applications

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