UConn Physics Colloquium

Single-Molecule Views of Nature’s Nanomachines

Taekjip Ha
Department of Physics
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

At the most fundamental level, virtually all biological reactions occur between individual biomolecules. Recent developments in new physical approaches, namely single-molecule imaging and manipulations, began to provide us with previously unattainable data that deepen our understanding of molecular mechanisms and help formulate new paradigms. Basic understanding will ultimately guide us in controlling serious human diseases and lead to the construction of man-made nano-machines via ‘reverse engineering’ of what Nature has optimized over billions of years. Our several different approaches in developing and using single molecule fluorescence imaging technologies to probe fundamental questions in biology will be discussed.

Friday, October 14, 2005
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P38

(We will meet for refreshments prior to the talk at 3:30 p.m., in the Gant Science Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.)

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