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Single Molecules and Molecular Machines

Single Molecules and Molecular Machines

Saturday, October 20, 2007

University of California, Berkeley

Presented By

Presented by the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and the New York Academy of Sciences


Organizers: Clayton Heathcock and Susan Marqusee, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)

Advances in single molecule methods have resulted in the exciting, burgeoning field of single molecule biophysics. These approaches have been exceptionally important in studies on molecular motors, the biological machines essential for providing force and movement in living organisms. Leaders in the field will present studies that reveal new behaviors and molecular details that are obscured by traditional ensemble-based approaches.

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is a partnership between the state of California, the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz, and private industry and venture capital. Armed with the quantitative tools integral to physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics, QB3's 170 researchers decipher the complex systems involved in living systems and discover ground-breaking applications for that basic knowledge in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.