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Structure of Amyloid Fibrils and Mechanism of their Formation, Halle (Saale), Germany, 8-11 February 2009

Amyloid fibrils are fibrillar polypeptide aggregates that are associated with a range of debilitating human diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, type II diabetes and Creutzfeldt-Jakob. This meeting will discuss new results and emerging concepts on the structure of amyloid fibrils, the biophysical principles of their formation, the mechanism of aggregation and the relevance of certain structural states with respect to disease.