Past Seminars & Workshops

A new mass spectrometry method for studying protein folding in cells

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

 Join us this Friday for lunch and an informal talk by Anne Gershenson from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMass.  Anne's talk is titled "A new mass spectrometry method for studying protein folding in cells: From conception to (almost) realization." As always, lively discussion is guaranteed!

Lunch from Atkins Market is provided.  Students, Faculty, Postdocs, all are welcome!

Lunch and Learn! High-Resolution Micropipet Aspiration Technique to Study Lipid Bilayers

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

Joins us for lunch as Arash Manafirad from the Physics Department at UMass discusses a "High-Resolution Micropipet Aspiration Technique Used to Obtain New Insight into the Physical and Mechanical Properties of an Active Lipid Bilayer Membrane."  Lively discussion guaranteed!  Come to learn about this important technique, enjoy the free lunch from Atkins, and meet with biophysics enthusiasts from around campus.  Students, postdocs and faculty from all Five Colleges are welcome!

The Promise of Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry for Protein Dynamics...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

This week's Biophysics Lunch will feature Sheila Jaswal from the Chemistry Department at Amherst College speaking on the "Promises and Challenges of Using Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry to Map Protein Dynamics and Folding Events in the Native-State."  Join us for her informal talk and free lunch from Atkins Market.  Students, Postdocs, Faculty, all are welcome!  Lively discussion and cider donuts guaranteed!

Towards Visualizing Soft Matter Dynamics at the Nanoscale

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

Join us for lunch and a talk by Professor Hima Nagamanasa (Manasa) Kandula titled "Towards Visualizing Soft Matter Dynamics at the Nanoscale."   Lively discussion and cider donuts guaranteed!  The talk is informal and lunch is provided. Students, postdocs, faculty, all are welcome - no RSVP needed.

The road not chosen

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

Join us for the first Center for Biological Physics Lunch of the new academic year! Zhiguang Jia, a Senior Research Fellow in the UMass Department of Chemistry, will give an informal talk titled "The road not chosen - divergent pathways in TMEM16 protein family."

Students, postdocs, faculty, all are invited to attend! Lunch from Atkins Farms will be provided (!) compliments of the Department of Physics and Five College Faculty Seminar fund.

Your suggestions for speakers are always appreciated.  Students and postdocs are particularly welcome to give a talk!

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