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Bio-Optics of DNA:
Shedding Light on Structure and Dynamics

The Spectroscopy Laboratory, in collaboration with the MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) will sponsor "Bio-Optics of DNA: Shedding Light on Structure and Dynamics", the latest in the series of Lester Wolfe Workshops in Laser Biomedicine. The central importance of DNA to all of biology has led researchers to study its structure and function at the single molecule level. This symposium will cover some optical approaches for studying and manipulating DNA molecules, particularly concerning laser tweezer s and fluorescence resonance energy transfer techniques.

Introductory remarks
Brian Seed, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Taking Movies of DNA Actions: From in vitro to in vivo

Sunney Xie, Harvard University

Analyzing DNA Dynamics Using Nanopores and Single Molecule FRET [movie]
Amit Meller, Boston University

Watching Tweezed Hairpins with FRET
Matthew Lang, MIT

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 4:00-6:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building E25 (Whitaker College), Room 111
45 Carleton St,
Cambridge, MA

Refreshments served at 3:30 PM

Sponsored by the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and CIMIT (Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology)