Advanced Techniques in Protein Design and Engineering
The Center for Protein Science, Design and Engineering (CPSDE), a center of excellence under Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (COE-FAST) MHRD, conducted its first national workshop on "Advanced Techniques in Protein Design and Engineering" at IISER Mohali during March 15–19, 2016. The aim of this workshop was to provide basic knowledge as well as exposure to advanced techniques used in rational protein design and protein characterization. The workshop had lectures on computational aspect of protein design and structural studies. There were both lectures and demonstrations showing advanced protein characterization techniques such as x-ray crystallography, small-angle x-ray scattering, surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry and atomic force microscopy. The workshop had 38 participants from all over India.