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Monday Morning Memo

Here's a brief synopsis of what's going on this week in regards to Physics... and beyond.

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Monday, January 30, 2011:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011:

Physics Department Spring Seminar Series:

Dr. Jacob Hale gives a talk entitled:

Molecular Motion: Interpreting the Dance

When a vitamin, such as folate, reaches the cell membrane it attaches to a protein that then moves about in a random manner until it meets and binds to certain other proteins that serve as doors to the cell interior.  The motion of single protein/vitamin complexes can be observed using a temporally and spatially sensitive imaging technique called total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF).   Using simple physical models to analyze the trajectories of observed complexes in comparison with simulated random trajectories, we can understand what is involved in transporting vitamins across the membrane and into the cell.  This, in turn, allows us to manipulate the transport mechanisms for medicinal purposes such as design of efficient chemotherapy, which will be presented here.  Along the way we will use physics to show the non-intuitive result that a random walk at the membrane efficiently performs such critical transport tasks.

All seminars will be held in CNS 204 at 12:10 (unless otherwise indicated). Pizza and refreshments will be available for $1. Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Please bring your own cup.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011:

Thursday, February 3, 2011:

Friday, February 4, 2011:


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Monday, January 24, 2011:

Happy New Year and Welcome Back Students!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011:

Thursday, January 27, 2011:

Physics Department Spring Seminar Series:

Please Join us for Research Round Up!

Physics Department faculty present summer research topics.  Please note: In order to be conisdered for summer research opportunites with IC Physics faculty , you must attend this seminar.

All seminars will be held in CNS 204 at 12:10 (unless otherwise indicated). Pizza and refreshments will be available for $1. Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Please bring your own cup.

Friday, January 28, 2011: 

 


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