Photons and proteins - A workshop in honor of Martin Chalfie

News del 16/06/2023

The "Photons & proteins - A workshop in honor of Martin Chalfie" will be held at the Università di Parma, Centro Sant’Elisabetta on July 3, 2023, from 14.30 to 18.00.

The discovery and development of the Green Fluorescent Protein has revolutionized the research in life sciences, by making accessible real-time molecular processes in living cells that would be otherwise invisible. Besides being at the basis of structural and functional fluorescence imaging, the interaction between visible photons and proteins is responsible for a variety of processes that are at heart of life. In the occasion of the conferral of the honoris causa degree in Physics by the University of Parma to Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie, the workshop intends to honor his work and proposes an array of lectures touching on diverse aspects of the interaction of light with proteins.

This workshop is part of the events planned for celebrating the 50th anniversary since the foundation of the Italian Society for Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA).

The Empire of Light
Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Università di Genova

Photoswitching in fluorescent proteins followed by time-resolved X-ray crystallography
Martin Weik, Institute of Structural Biology, Grenoble

Genetically encoded photo-switchable molecular sensors for optoacoustic and super-resolution imaging
Andre C. Stiel, Helmholtz Center Munich

Multiple LOV: blue-light sensing, fluorescence and oxygen
Aba Losi, Università di Parma

Channelrhodopsins in nerves and land plants: challenges and opportunities
Georg Nagel, University Würzburg

Participation in the workshop is free and no registration fee is required. However, due to the limited capacity of the lecture hall, it is necessary to send the request to participate by June 15, 2023. For information, contact Stefania Abbruzzetti (stefania.abbruzzetti@unipr.it) or Cristiano Viappiani (cristiano.viappiani@unipr.it).

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