Carlos Henrique Inacio Ramos, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Organic Chemistry
Institution
University of Campinas
Address
Instituto de Química UNICAMP
Caixa Postal 6154
City
Campinas
Country
Brazil
Phone
+55 19 35213096
E-mail
cramos[at]iqm.unicamp.br
Website
www.iqm.unicamp.br/departamentos/?p=443&c=128&id=74
Research Field
Biochemistry
Award Year
1997
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Robert L. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Research

Comprehension of the forces involved in the conversion of a polypeptide chain into a correctly folded structure and in protein stability has biotechnology and medical importance. Advances in molecular biology and peptide analysis open the possibility of designing new proteins. Understanding the molecular nature of the partial folding and aggregation processes of some proteins that tend to form the so-called amyloid deposits (such as in Alzheimer’s diseases) is essential in devising treatments. The main themes my lab is currently investigating include:

. Folding and stability of globin

. Structure and function of molecular chaperones

. Incorrect folding and conformational diseases

. Physicochemical characterization of proteins