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Science On Tap - Cryo-electron microscopy

WHEN:
Nov 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
UnQuarked
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM
SPEAKER:
Karissa Sanbonmatsu
CONTACT:
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196
CATEGORY:
TYPE:
Lecture
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Event Description

And the Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to…

They say that “Seeing is believing,” but visualization can also help advance knowledge, as in “Seeing is understanding.” As a result, this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry was announced for three scientists (including one from Columbia University in the United States) who have advanced a process called cryo-electron microscopy. By using it, scientists can see biomolecules at the atomic level and in three dimensions with detail that, until a few years ago, was impossible. Join us as Karissa Sanbonmatsu, with the Lab’s Theoretical Biology and in Biophysics group, talks about why this technique is so important and how it is being applied to help solve important questions in biology.

Join us on Thursday, November 16 beginning at 5:30 at UnQuarked in Los Alamos and learn about what it takes to garner a Nobel Prize.

You can read the Nobel Prize news release here.

The American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Local Section, will provide light refreshments.