“The photosynthesis society” is not a new scientific organization, but rather a description of the “society” of molecules that come together to carry out a complex task such as photosynthesis. Klaus Schulten, Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, recently came to Georgia Tech to explain the inner workings of this society from the atomic level on up. See the video here: photosynthesis lecture
JC was honored to be a part of the 2014 Memorial University Biophysics Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Beyond an absolutely stunning location, it was also great to see some of the exciting biophysics being done by our northern neighbors!
In collaboration with the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois, we will be hosting a workshop on using computational techniques to simulate and analyze biological systems. The focus of the workshop is on the programs NAMD and VMD, developed by the TCB Group. The workshop will be from Nov. 3 – 7 on the Georgia Tech campus. More information can be found here: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Atlanta2014/
JC just presented at the GRC on Computational Chemistry in beautiful Mount Snow, Vermont. Hiking up the mountain is a challenge but worth it for views like this!
Congrats to Anthony, whose paper Thermodynamics of deca-alanine folding in water was just accepted in Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation!
Curtis has received a GAANN fellowship for 2013-2014 as part of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program. Congratulations!
JC just returned from two back-to-back meetings in Snowmass, CO. He presented work on small-helix partitioning in membranes at the first meeting on Free Energy Methods and structures of BamA and a new complex between SecY and a nascent chain at the second meeting on Membrane Proteins. Not all the time was spent in front of a screen though, as the picture to the right clearly shows!