“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/
Anthony and Curtis are in Munich Germany presenting their research at the International Physics of Living Systems Conference!
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!