(September 14, 2007) Dr. Wah Chiu: "Cryo-EM of Nanomachines"
|What||ANH Lunch Seminar|
September 14, 2007 12:00 PM
September 14, 2007 01:30 PM
September 14, 2007
from 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
|Where||Beth Robertson Auditorium, Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building (IMM Building, 1825 Pressler Street)|
|Contact Name||Dr. Jason Sakamoto|
|Contact Phone||(713) 500-2466|
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The Alliance for NanoHealth is proud to announce the next ANH Lunch Meeting on September 14, 2007. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Wah Chiu will be featured as the event’s keynote speaker. You are cordially invited to attend this lunch session and encouraged to participate in the networking reception. Admission is free and open to the Texas Medical Center Community and Regional Academic Institutions. ***Lunch is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis***
Dr. Wah Chiu is the Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a leading investigator in the structural determination of biological nanomachines using electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM). His laboratory has pioneered various experimental and computational methods in biological electron cryomicroscopy. He has determined cryoEM structures of biological bundle, ion channel, viruses and chaperonin at unprecedented resolutions.
He is the founding director of two NIH supported research Centers: National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (http://ncmi.bcm.edu/) and Center for Protein Folding Machinery (http://proteinfoldingcenter.org). Both Centers involve investigators from diverse disciplines in biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering and computing from different institutions and industries across the U.S. He is the founding director of the Graduate Program in Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine (http://scbmb.bcm.edu) with faculty mentors from multiple academic institutions in the Greater Houston Area to train future scientists at the interface between biomedicine and physical, chemical, mathematical, computational and engineering sciences.