Physics Department Colloquium, "Neutron Scattering and X-ray Studies of Bio- Interfaces: From Lipid Monolayers to Cell Membranes and Living Cell Adhesion," by Dr. Jarek Majewski , the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE) at Los Alamos Nat'l Lab

Science / Technology - Colloquium

Monday, April 29, 2013
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Olin Hall
107

Abstract: The non-perturbative nature of neutron scattering coupled with its isotopic sensitivity and penetrability has made it an ideal tool to study model biological interfaces at different environments. In this presentation I will discuss methods to create and characterize the model bio-interfaces (lipid membranes, monolayers of proteins, monolayers of cell cultures, etc.) which can mimic many of the critical attributes of living systems. I will demonstrate that neutron (and X-ray) scattering methods can help to characterize the structure, composition, and organization of these objects and their response to external stimuli like pH, temperature, and flow shear.

If you would like to schedule a personal meeting with Dr. Jarek Majewski please contact Prof. Izabela Stroe
by email ( izabela@wpi.edu) or phone ext. 5249.

Refreshments will be served in Olin Hall 118 at 3:30 P.M.

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: izabela@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5258

Last Modified: April 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

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