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Independent Activities Period (IAP) and Poster Presentations, January 2008

The Goerge R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory will proudly host a lecture series on January 17, 2008 during MIT’s Independent Activities Period.

Interrogating the magic of cells: 
Probing and prodding the cell’s machinery at the molecular level
January 17, 2008; 9:30 am-3:00 pm, Grier Room (34-401, A & B)

IAP lecture program, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Darrell Irvine, MIT Dept. of Material Science & Engineering and Biological Engineering
Controlling access to the cytosol

Peter Sorger, MIT Dept. of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School and Dept. of Biological Engineering
Measuring and modeling ensemble and single-molecule processes in single cells

Matthew Lang, MIT Dept. of Biological Engineering
Probing the kinesin powerstroke and actin machinery

Poster session and lunch
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Prizes awarded for the posters with the most science, the most spectroscopy, and the most originality!

Graduate student talks
1:30 pm -3:00 pm

Introduction:  Michael Feld

Federico Villalpando, Kong Group
Raman spectroscopy of isolated double wall carbon nanotubes

C. Franklin Goldsmith, Green Group
Laser probing and theoretical calculations on free radical reactions

Lisa Marshall, Bawendi Group
Photon correlation Fourier spectroscopy: A way to watch single nanocrystal
spectra evolve

Poul Petersen, Tokmakoff Group
Third-order nonlinear IR spectroscopies of proton-transfer interfaces