Preliminary Programme

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Friday, April 4
Saturday, April 5
Sunday, April 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

Session I: Oral presentations
      Speaker: Birge

Buffet dinner

Session II: Oral presentations
     Speaker: Higgs

Informal discussions/pub night

Session III: Oral presentations
    Speaker: Auerbach

Coffee break

Session IV: Oral presentations
     Speaker: Tuszynski

Lunch

Session V: Oral presentations
     Speaker: Berg

Session VI: Poster presentations

Banquet Dinner


Session VII: Oral presentations
      Speaker: Rand

Coffee break

Session VIII: Oral presentations
    Speaker: Pielak
 

Lunch - Dim Sum in Chinatown

 

 

 

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Oral Presentations

April 4:

Session I:

Title: The role of forbidden electronic states in polyenes on the photobiology of vision and photosynthesis
Robert R. Birge (Univ. of Connecticut and Syracuse Univ.)

Session II: Functional Genetics

Title: RNA Structure and Molecular Phylogenetics
Paul Higgs (McMaster University)

Comparing modelling and experiment in an engineered promoter system
David R. McMillen (Boston University)

A study of gene transcription with an on-line acoustic wave sensor with characterization by scanning probe microscopy and cyclic voltammetry
Christine N. Jayarajah (University of Toronto)

April 5:

Session III: Membrane Structures and Functions

Energy Landscapes for Ion Channel Gating
Anthony Auerbach (SUNY Buffalo)

Electric Field Driven Transformations of a Supported Model Biological Membrane formed by Vesicle Fusion on Gold Electrodes
Ian J. Burgess (University of Guelph)

Epi-fuorescence microscopic characterization of potential-induced changes in a Hg drop coated with a DOPC monolayer
Robin Stoodley (University of British Columbia)

Session IV: Cell Biophysics

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Tubulin and Kinesin and their Consequences for Cell Biophysics
Jack Tuszynski (University of Alberta)

Near-Field Optical Imaging of Biological Cells
Milan Kovar (University of Western Ontario)

Live Cell Imaging of Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Disease Proteins by Multi-Spectoral Fluorescent Proteins: Applications of FRAP, Photoacivation, and time-course Microscopy to Reveal Novel Protein Dynamics
Ray Truant (McMaster University)

Session V: Dynamics and Spectroscopy of Biological Systems

Picosecond and Nanosecond Dynamics in DNA
Mark Berg (University of South Carolina)

Phase modulation for pH selective two-photon laser induced Fluorescence
Johanna M. Dela Cruz (Michigan State University)

Dynamics of BMP receptors using Image Correlation Spectroscopy
Anja Nohe (University of Western Ontario)

Phase Separation and Interlayer Coupling in Complex Supported Phospholipid Bilayers Visualized by Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy in Liquid
Anatoli Ianoul (National Research Council)

April 6:

Session VI: CSMI Session: Macromolecular Assemblies

Macromolecules, Molecular Assembly and Water: Probing with Osmotic Stress
Peter Rand (Brock University)

Investigation of Temperature Induced Phase Transitions in DOPC and DPPC Phospholipid Bilayers Using Temperature-Controlled Scanning Force Microscopy
Zoya Leonenko (University of Calgary)

Oral presentations:

1 The role of forbidden electronic states in polyenes on the photobiology of vision and photosynthesis
Robert R. Birge (Departments of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, U. of Connecticut; and W. M. Keck Center for Molecular Electronics, Syracuse U.)
2 RNA Structure and Molecular Phylogenetics
Paul Higgs (Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University)
3 Comparing modelling and experiment in an engineered promoter system
David R. McMillen, Nicholas Guido, James Collins (Center for Biodynamics, Boston University)
4 A study of gene transcription with an on-line acoustic wave sensor with characterization by scanning probe microscopy and cyclic voltammetry
Christine N. Jayarajah, Mandeep S. Rayat, Christopher Yip, Michael Thompson (Department of Chemistry and Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto)
5 Energy Landscapes for Ion Channel Gating
Anthony Auerbach (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY Buffalo)
6 Electric Field Driven Transformations of a Supported Model Biological Membrane formed by Vesicle Fusion on Gold Electrodes Ian J. Burgess*, G. Szymanski*, M. Li*, S. Horswell*, and J. Lipkowski*, J. Majewski†, S. Satija‡ (*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph, †Los Alamos National Laboratory, ‡NIST Center for Neutron Research)
7 Epi-fluorescence microscopic characterization of potential-induced changes in a Hg drop coated with a DOPC monolayer
Robin Stoodley, Dan Bizzotto (Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia)
8 Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Tubulin and Kinesin and their Consequences for Cell Biophysics
Jack Tuszynski (Department of Physics, University of Alberta)
9 Near-field Optical Imaging of Biological Cells
Milan Kovar, Kathy L. De Jong, Peter R. Norton, Nils O. Petersen (Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario)
10 Live Cell Imaging of Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Disease Proteins by Multi-Spectoral Fluorescent Proteins: Applications of FRAP, Photoactivation, and time-course Microscopy to Reveal Novel Protein Dynamics
Ray Truant, Stuart Irwin, Mark Vandelft, Jillian Talyor, Randy Singh, Jianrun Xia (Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University)
11 Picosecond and Nanosecond Dynamics in DNA
Mark A. Berg (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina)
12 Phase modulation for pH selective two-photon laser induced fluorescence
Johanna M. Dela Cruz, Vadim V. Lozovoy, Marcos Dantus (Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University)
13 Dynamics of BMP receptors using Image Correlation Spectroscopy
Anja Nohe, N. Keating, M. Underhill, P. Knaus and N. O. Petersen (Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario)
14 Phase Separation and Interlayer Coupling in Complex Supported Phospholipid Bilayers Visualized by Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy in Liquid.
Anatoli Ianoul, Rod S. Taylor, Linda J. Johnston (Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council Canada)
15 Macromolecules, Molecular Assembly and Water: Probing with Osmotic Stress
Peter Rand (Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University)
16 Investigation of Temperature Induced Phase Transitions in DOPC and DPPC Phospholipid Bilayers Using Temperature-Controlled Scanning Force Microscopy
Zoya Leonenko*, Eric Finot†, Hui Ma‡, Tanya Dahms‡, and David Cramb* (*Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary;†Nanoscience Centre, University of Burgundy; ‡Department of Biochemistry, University of Regina)
17 An Unfolded Protein that Folds in Living Cells
Gary J. Pielak†‡, Matthew M. Dedmon*, Chetan N. Patel*, Gregory B. Young† (*Department of Chemistry, †Department of Biochemistry \& Biophysics, ‡Lineberger Cancer Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
18 A HRMAS NMR Study of Solid Phase Synthesized Peptides
Abdul-Hamid M. Emwas, Jill Lushman, Meghan P. Lobsinger, William P. Power* (Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo)

Poster titles:

P1 Compositional mapping with the atomic force microscope
Matthew F. Paige (Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan)
P2 Microwave Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Aggregates up to 50 GHz
Martin Kurylowicz, David Broun, Walter Hardy, Myer Bloom (Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia)
P3 Multilabeling Biomolecules at a Single Site: a Prototype Label for Electrochemiluminescence Assay
Ming Zhou, Jacques Roovers, Chander P. Grover (National Research Council Canada)
P4 A Comparison Between Different 2D NMR Techniques for Through-Space Correlations Applied to Solid-Phase Synthesized Peptides
William P, Power, Jill Lushman, Abdul-Hamid Emwas (Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo)
P5 Electric field driven transformations of phospholipid bilayers on Au(111) electrode -- electrochemical and Photon Polarization Modulation Fourier Transform Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy
Izabella Zawisza, Andreas Lachenwitzer, Sarah Horswell, Vlad Zamlynny, Jacek Lipkowski (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph)
P6 Photophysics of Photoreleasable Molecules Encapsulated within Liposomes
R. Scott Murphy, Yili Bai (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Regina)
P7 Probing Different Pathways to In Vitro Collagen Self-Assembly via Parallel Atomic Force Microscopy and Static Light Scattering Experiments
Mark Sinyor, M. Cynthia Goh (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P8 STM study of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers prepared from high-concentration solution onto the Reconstructed Au(111) Surface
Yan Sun, Peter Grutter (Department of Physics, McGill University)
P9 Diffraction-Based Sensing Applied to Biological Systems: How Does it Work?
Darren Anderson, M. Cynthia Goh (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P10 On the Apparent Fluorescence Recovery Due to Electrosorption
Jeffrey L. Shepherd, Dan Bizzotto (Chemistry Department, University of British Columbia)
P11 Lanthanide resonance energy transfer distance measurement of pH-induced conformational changes in the cytoplasmic domain of human erythrocyte band 3
Prithwish Pal, Philip A Knauf (Dapartment of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center)
P12 Protein side-chain prediction with statistically derived reduced amino acid representations
Jan K. Rainey *†, M. Cynthia Goh† (*Current Address: Protein Engineering Network of Centres of Excellence, University of Alberta; †Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto.)
P13 Probing Protein-ligand Association with Free Energy Simulations in Four Dimensions
Tomas Rodinger, Régis Pomès, P. Lynne Howell (Biochemistry, University of Toronto; Structural Biology and Biochemistry, Hospital for Sick Children; Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto)
P14 Light Harvesting Dynamics in a Photosynthetic Red Alga
Alexander B Doust, Gregory D. Scholes, Christopher N. J. Marai (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P15 Volumetric effects of ionization of amino and carboxyl termini of alpha, omega-aminocarboxylic acids
Nicolas Taulier, Tigran V. Chalikian (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto)
P16 Simulation modeling of image correlation spectroscopy with comparison to measurements on living cells
Jonathan W. Comeau, Alexia I. Bachir, Paul W. Wiseman (Department of Chemistry, McGill University)
P17 The effect of divalent counterions on asymmetrically charged lipid bilayers
Bae-Yeun Ha (Department of Physics, University of Waterloo)
P18 Wall slip on a transverse-shear mode acoustic wave device
Jonathan S. Ellis*, Mike Thompson†, Gordon L. Hayward‡ (*Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto; †Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto; ‡School of Engineering, University of Guelph)
P19 Volumetric Characterizations of the Binding of D-glucose to Yeast Hexokinase
Rana Filfil, Tigran, V. Chalikian (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto)
P20 Effective Binding Force Calculation in a Dimeric Protein by Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Alessandro Sergi*†‡, Giovanni Ciccotti†‡, Mattia Falconi†, Alessandro Desideri†, Mauro Ferrario†, & (*Current address: Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto; †Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia; & ‡Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza; & Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata; & Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Modena)
P21 A controlled pH profile for collagen fibrillogenesis

Erika F. Merschrod S., M. Cynthia Goh (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P22 The Evolution of tRNA-Leu Genes in Animal Mitochondrial Genomes
Paul Higgs*, Daniel Jameson†$, Howsun Jow‡ and Magnus Rattray‡(*Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University; †School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester; ‡Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester)
P23 Hydration Changes Accompanying Nucleic Acid Intercalation Reactions: Volumetric Characterizations
Feixue Han, Tigran V. Chalikian (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto)
P24 Real Time Imaging RecA/DNA Filament Formation, and Disassembly with the Atomic Force Microscope
Bernie D. Sattin, M. Cynthia Goh (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P25 The influence of network structure on the computational performance of attractor neural networks
Patrick McGraw, Michael Menzinger (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P26 Pulse Shaping as a Tool for Molecular Interferometry
Andrea M. Nagy, Ingolf Michler, Steven Lamb, R. J. Dwayne Miller (Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)
P27 Model Membrane Studies of the Selective Interaction of Synapsin with Anionic Lipids
J. Murray*, L. Cuccia*, A. Ianoul*, R. McAloney*, J. Cheetham†, L. J. Johnston* (*Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council Canada, and †Department of Biology, Carleton University)
P28 Probing the dynamics of living cells using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
Cecile Fradin, Asmahan Abu-Arish, Daniel Banks, Dmitri Satsoura, Felix Wong (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University)
P29 Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Energetics and Structure of the Proton-Bound Clusters of Glycine

Serguei Raspopov, Terry McMahon (Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo)
P30 Second Harmonic Generation of Molecular Films Containing Chiral Molecules
Richard A. McAloney, S. A. Mitchell (Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada)
P31 Proton transfer in mixed quantum-classical systems
Gabriel Hanna, Raymond E. Kapral (Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto)

Instructions for poster presentations:

The Poster Sessions will take place on Saturday April 5th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in Brennan Hall lounge, that is located on the main floor of St. Mikes College (81 St. Mary Street). Poster Abstracts may be submitted on-line via the appropriate link on this web-site (click here). The first of the two sessions will be from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and the second is from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Velcro for your posters will be provided on Friday during registration. The poster boards are 4' wide and 6' long. Please put your posters up at your convenience between the times of 2:00 - 4:00 pm prior to the poster session.

Last update March 31, 2003
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