A one-day conference designed to promote collaboration and networking within the quantitative biology community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Participants in all stages of their careers and from academic backgrounds such as math, physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, computer science, and engineering are welcome!
Talk abstract deadline: May 11th
Poster abstract deadline: May 20th
Registration deadline: May 20th
Event: June 4th
FREE OF CHARGE
REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY
Bringing Bioelectricity to Light
ADAM E. COHEN
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics, Harvard
Adam Cohen's research focuses on developing and applying new physical tools to probe molecules and cells, with project ranging from quantum mechanics to pure biology. His lab developed a new class of fluorescent protein indicators of membrane potential, which allow one to visualize electrical dynamics in neurons, heart cells, and bacteria. He also discovered a new property of electromagnetic fields, optical chirality, which determines the degree of chiral selectivity in the interaction of light with chiral molecules. He invented an Anti-Brownian Electrokinetic trap (ABEL trap) capable of trapping and manipulating individual fluorescent molecules in solution at room temperature.
June 4th, 2016
Registration: 8:30 AM
First Talk: 9:00 AM
IRMACS, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby.
SFU Vice President
Professional Development Grant
SFU Physics Graduate Caucus