​Quantifying Biomolecular Interactions Using Nanopores: Not Seeing and Believing

Date/Time
Date(s) - 3 Apr 2014 until 3 Apr 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
The Biodesign Institute at ASU


ASU Biodesign Discovery Series
Keith Yamamoto ​Quantifying Biomolecular Interactions Using Nanopores:
Not Seeing and Believing

Dr. Meni Wanunu
Assistant Professor, Departments of Physics and Chemistry/Chemical Biology, Northeastern University

Thursday, April 3, 10 a.m.
ASU Biodesign Institute Auditorium
727 E. Tyler St., Tempe, AZ

Meni Wanunu researches subtle changes in the chemical structure of biomolecules. These changes, called mutations, are sufficient to cause disease by producing a malfunctioning protein. Many of the ways miniscule chemical changes affect biomolecular function are still unknown.

To address these questions, the Wanunu Lab is developing novel techniques that probe how small molecular changes affect the global properties of macromolecules and biomolecules. Using various tools enabled by nanotechnology, the team investigates biomolecular structure and dynamics at their corresponding size scale.​

This is part of the Biodesign Discovery series.