Qin Cao


2024.03.27 16:00-17:30


 Amyloid fibril is a unique form of protein polymers. Currently, over 50 human diseases have been reported to be closely associated with amyloid fibrils, including Alzheimer's disease, type II diabetes, and renal amyloidosis. This salon report will introduce the discovery process, basic characteristics, current research status of amyloid fibrils, and their relationship with related diseases. It will also explore how to leverage amyloid fibrils to aid in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of associated diseases.


Dr. Cao Qin is an Associate Professor at the Bio-X Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008 and completed his Ph.D. at Peking University in 2013. From 2013 to 2021, he conducted scientific research in the laboratory of Prof. David Eisenberg at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cao Qin's research focuses on the structure and function of protein fibrils. His relevant work has been published as a (co-)first/ corresponding author in journals such as Nature (2022), Nature Chemistry (2018), Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), and Nature Communications (2023).