Ecology and Evolution Seminar “Single Molecule Fluorescence and its Applications to Biology and Biomedicine”
|Dates:||10 November 2023|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Professor Sir David Klenerman|
We are delighted to welcome Professor Sir David Klenerman as in-person speaker at the Ecology and Evolution seminar series.
Biography: David Klenerman is a physical chemist who graduated and completed his doctorate at Cambridge University working with Professor Ian Smith on infra-red chemiluminescence for his PhD in 1985. This was followed by postdoctoral research at Stanford University, California with Professor Dick Zare on high overtone chemistry. He then returned to the U.K. and worked for seven years for BP Research in their Laser Spectroscopy Group before returning to the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, progressing to a Professorship. He is currently a Royal Society Glaxo Wellcome Professor of Molecular Medicine. At Cambridge his work has focussed on the development and application of physical methods, particularly laser spectroscopy and single molecule fluorescence, to biological and biomedical problems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Abstract: The capability to image single molecules has revolutionised biology. I will explain how these methods work and how we are currently applying them to study the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disease. Lastly I will describe how our early single molecule work on DNA polymerase led to the development of next generation DNA sequencing, now widely used, and the lessons that can be learnt from this experience.
Join in person: Michael Smith Lecture Theatre
Or join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 960 8453 2768
NOTE: Sophien will be in Manchester and available to chat both before and after the seminar on Friday. If you would like to speak with Sophien or join us for drinks in the pub afterwards, please let Rok or Filipa know so we have an idea of numbers and can facilitate discussions.
Dr Filipa Cox | UKRI Future Leaders Fellow | Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences | Room A4028 | Michael Smith Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester M13 9PT | United Kingdom
Dr Rok Krašovec | UKRI Future Leaders Fellow | Division of Evolution and Genomic Sciences | MERMan - Microbial Evolution Research Manchester | Room B1084 | Michael Smith Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester M13 9PT | United Kingdom
Professor Sir David Klenerman
Role: Royal Society GSK Professor of Molecular Medicine
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Travel and Contact Information
Centre for Experimental Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cambridge