Beckman facutly member Ken Suslick developed an artificial "nose" that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.
Joe Lyding was asked to comment on a paper in Nature Chemistry about long-range “chartwheeling” of energetic molecules across a surface. Lyding, leader of the Beckman Institute’s Nanoelectronics and Nanoelectronics group, describes the work involving energetic adsorption of molecules on surfaces as compelling.
Klaus Schulten of the Beckman Institute’s Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group worked with collaborators in Germany to create an atomic scale computational model of the mechanical and chemical interactions of the ribosome at work. Using “nanodisk” technology developed by Beckman researcher Stephen Sligar, the team was able to provide never-before-seen insight into the process that allows the ribosome to insert a growing protein into the cellular membrane.
The Spring 2011 Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, April 27th. The seminar will feature three short talks from students Jihye Seong, Mallory Stites, and Woojae Han. The seminar will be held in Beckman Institute Room 1005 and a pizza lunch will be served to those attending the talks.