Friday, November 2, 2007
Neutrons and Biological Structures - a Multidisciplinary Approach to Materials Science
Department of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College, and Managing Partner, BioSTAR West
Understanding complex biological structures requires a variety of tools that allow researchers to probe broad length scales. In particular, membrane bound proteins are critical for cell function, but very difficult to study in their native environments. The emergence of polymer-based substrates where membranes can be suspended as well as powerful instrumentation such as neutron scattering, presents opportunities for new insights in structure and dynamics characterization. This talk will focus on the use of room temperature neutrons, how they are generated and how they can be used to explore challenging questions in materials science and biology.
Refreshments at 4:00 PM. Seminar begins at 4:10 PM.
Building 8, Room 241
For further information, please call (909) 869-4014