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Engineering Biomolecules Mini-Symposium

Friday, June 22 at 8:30am to 8:30pm

Willamette Hall, Room 110
1371 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR

We are pleased to announce the “Engineering Biomolecules” mini symposium at the University of Oregon to be held on June 22nd, 2018. This event was planned by the students in the Molecular Biology and Biophysics Training Program and includes a fantastic line up of six speakers in the field of biomolecular engineering. These researchers use techniques derived from a broad array of disciplines – including biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, computational protein design, molecular evolution, and cellular, structural and molecular biology – to manipulate biomolecules. The products of their molecular tinkering have provided amazing new tools that shed new light on fundamental problems in biology and solve biomedical challenges like targeted drug delivery or imaging tumors in live animals.

In addition to the seminars, the mini symposium will feature a poster session. We encourage all postdocs and students to register to present a poster, as it will be a great opportunity for them to interact with the speakers.

The mini symposium will conclude with a dinner in the Willamette Hall atrium.

There is no cost to attend.

ABSTRACT

Cells are full of biological macromolecules that act as miniature machines, carrying out the functions that allow life to exist. Application of engineering principles to biological macromolecules can not only lead to a better understanding of how these machines function, but to new tools for solving problems related to the environment, energy, medicine and biotechnology.

Organized by students in the University of Oregon’s Molecular Biology and Biophysics training program, the Engineering Biomolecules Mini-Symposium showcases six world-class researchers in the field of biomolecular engineering. These researchers use techniques derived from a broad array of disciplines – including biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, computational protein design, molecular evolution, and cellular, structural and molecular biology – to manipulate biomolecules. The products of their molecular tinkering have provided amazing new tools that shed new light on fundamental problems in biology and solve biomedical challenges like targeted drug delivery or imaging tumors in live animals.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Symposium

Departments

College of Arts & Sciences, Chemistry, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Institute of Molecular Biology

Target Audience

Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students

Website

http://biomolecules.uoregon.edu

Cost

FREE to attend, but advance registration is required

Hashtag

#biomolecules

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