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Life Science Researchers to Gather at Creighton University

Life Science Researchers to Gather at Creighton University

Life science researchers from around the country and Nebraska will speak Friday, April 30, on “Advanced Imaging Methods in Cell Biology and Neuroscience” at the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, 602 N. 20 St., on the Creighton campus.

The Creighton University School of Medicine is sponsoring the event. The one-day symposium is free to the public, but registration is required at by April 29. Further event information can also be obtained at that address.

The speakers are:

  • Nils G Walter, Ph.D., professor, Department of Chemistry at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, on “Real-time Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging of Natural and Engineered Nucleic Acid-Protein Nanomachines”
  • Ashok Deniz, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Molecular Biology at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., on “Single Molecule Studies of Protein Folding”
  • Michael J. Levene, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., on “Micro-Optics for In-Vivo Multiphoton Microscopy.”
  • Ahmed Heikal, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Minnesota, Duluth, on “Intracellular Coenzymes as Natural Biomarkers for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Anomalies”
  • Yuri Lyubchenko, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), on “Single Molecule Studies of DNA Structure and Function”
  • Tammy L. Kelian, Ph.D. associate professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology at UNMC, on “Use of Two-Photon Microscopy to Image Bacterial Infections in the Central Nervous System”
  • Michael G. Nichols, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physics at Creighton University School of Medicine, on “Identification on Intracellular NADH Pools by Two-Photon Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging”
  • Richard Hallworth, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University School of Medicine, on “Molecular Studies of the Motor Protein Prestin.” Hallworth is the symposium’s organizer.

Event co-sponsors include Creighton University Integrated Biomedical Imaging Facility, LI-COR Biosciences, Life Technologies, Nebraska’s Institutional Development Awards Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, Fisher Scientific, North Central Instruments, BD Cell Analysis, Hitschfel Instruments Inc., and PerkinElmer. The co-sponsors will also exhibit scientific equipment, and some will speak on advanced imaging and related products during a lunchtime session.

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