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Prof. Yury Chernoff Georgia Institute of Technology, USA1 Talk
Yury O. Chernoff is Professor at the School of Biology and Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Prion. He received his undergraduate and graduate training and PhD degree in biology from St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) State University (Russia), and performed... read morepostdoctoral research at Okayama University (Japan) and University of Illinois at Chicago (USA). Major topics of Dr. Chernoff’s research include yeast models for the protein aggregation disorders, with the emphasis on the cellular control of protein aggregation and prion propagation, sequence-specificity of amyloid formation and evolution of prion properties. Dr. Chernoff’s work provided the first experimental evidence for the chaperone role in prion phenomena.