“Bring together Physicists, Chemists, Biologists and Mathematicians to stimulate the exchange of ideas ”


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Friday, April 24th, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

 

1:00-2:30 PM

Registration

Pharmacy Bldg.

2:30-2:45

Opening Remarks

 

 

Session I

Chair: Russ Algar, University of Toronto

 

2:45-3:30

a) Igor Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Quantum Dots and Energy Transfer: Combining Biology and Nanomaterials for New Applications

3:30-3:50

b) Grigory Tikhomirov, University of Toronto

Identification of Nucleotide Sequences for Synthesis of Quantum Dots with Optimal Spectral Characteristics

 

3:50-4:10

c) Travis J. A. Craddock, University of Alberta

Cytoskeletal Putative Binding Sites of General Anesthetics

 

4:10-4:25

Coffee Break

Sponsored by SFR

 

Pharmacy Bldg.

4:25-5:25

Panel Discussion: "The commercialization of science is detrimental to the scientific mission and its goal for advancing fundamental understandings of Nature"

Chair: David Cramb, University of Calgary

 

 

Session II

Chair: Cecile Fradin, McMaster University

 

 

5:25-6:10

a) Terry Allen, University of Alberta

Room At The Bottom: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine

6:10-6:30

b) Bryan Hoang, University of Toronto

Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles for Tumour Selective Radionuclide Delivery

6:30-6:50

b) Marina Ivanova, University of Guelph

Expression, Reconstitution and Biophysical Studies of Neuronal Uncoupling Proteins: UCP4 and UCP5

                                                                                                                                                                                        

6:50-8:05

Dinner

Pharmacy Building

                                                                                                                                                                                        

8:05-

Informal Discussions

Faculty Club

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 25th, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

 

8:45-9:15 AM

Poster Set-up, Continental Breakfast

 

 

Session III

Chair: Linda Johnston, National Research Council

 

 

9:15-10:00

a) Harold Craighead, Cornell University

Single Molecule Manipulation and Analysis in Nanofluidic Systems

 

10:00-10:20

b) Mónica Fernández-Sierra, University of Puerto Rico

A Force Spectroscopic Study of the Twisting of Two Double-Stranded DNA
Molecules

 

10:20-10:40

c) Bonnie O. Leung, McMaster University

Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy of Protein Interactions with Model PEO
Biomaterials

 

 

10:40-12:10PM

Poster Session & Coffee break

Even-numbered posters

Sponsored by Photon Technology International

 

 

12:15-1:30

Buffet Lunch

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Session IV

Chair: Soyoung Lee, University of Toronto

 

 

1:30-2:15

a) Gerhard Hummer, NIH/NIDDK

Molecules under tension: theory of single molecule force spectroscopy

2:15-2:35

b) Chris Neale, University of Toronto

Solvation and Binding of the Membrane Enzyme PagP by Detergents and Lipids

 

2:35-2:55

c) Zhuqing Zhang, University of Toronto

Native Topology of the Designed Protein Top7 is Not Conducive to Cooperative
Folding

 

 

2:55-4:30

Poster Session & Coffee Break

Odd-numbered posters

Sponsored by Gamble

 

 

 

Session V

Chair: David McMillen, University of Toronto

 

 

4:30-5:15

a) Michael Ellison, University of Alberta

iGEM Alberta: undergraduates join the challenge to create a minimalized artificial cell

 

5:15-5:35

b) Sangram Bagh, University of Toronto

Programmed control of cellular function: An in-cell disease prevention device

 

5:35-5:55

c) Vasily Kuvichkin, Russian Academy of Sciences

From Liposomes To Cell Nucleus And Cytoplasm Structures

 

5:55-6:40

Break and travel to restaurant

 

 

 

 

6:40-

Symposium Banquet

Forest View Chinese Restaurant, 466-468 Dundas St. W., 2nd floor

Do you know your stuff? Chemical Biophysics game show
to follow!

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 26th, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

 

8:45-9:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

 

Session VI

Chair: Shell Ip, University of Toronto

 

 

 

9:30-10:15

a) Roy Duncan, Dalhousie University

Structure-Function Relationships in a Novel Family of Virus-Encoded Cell-Cell
Membrane Fusion Proteins

 

10:15-10:35

b) Maikel Rheinstadter, McMaster University

Collective Molecular Dynamics in Membranes and Protein

 

10:35-10:55

c) Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, McGill University

Lipid Bilayer Membrane Triggered Presynaptic Vesicle Assembly

 

10:55-11:15

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Bruker

 

 

 

Session VII

Chair: Sameer Al-Abdul-Wahid, University of Toronto Mississauga

 

 

 

11:15-12:00 PM

a) Lewis Kay, University of Toronto

Seeing the Invisible by Solution NMR Spectroscopy

 

12:00-12:20

b) Harrison Westwick, Ottawa Health Research Institute

 Nanoparticle MRI Contrast Agents in the Nervous System:   
an Investigation of Toxicity

 

12:20-12:40

c) David N. Langelaan, Dalhousie University

Headgroup dependent interactions of the peptide apelin with micelle surface

 

 

12:40-12:55

Closing Remarks