Hot Topics in Bionanoscience - Steven Block (Stanford University, USA): 'simultaneous use of optical-force spectroscopy and FRET on the TPP riboswitch'



10:00 - 11:30


Delft, building 58, Van der Maasweg 9, room A1.100


Hot Topics in Bionanoscience

Course Content: Speakers from all over the world are asked to present pedagogical introductions to their field with an emphasis on basic concepts. After an introductory lecture (open for everybody), the participants of this course will have an additional discussion with the speaker discussing a recent paper and the holy grails of the field. For an overview of past hot topics sessions, click here.

Audience: The tutorial is open for everyone to attend. The second part of the meeting is reserved as a discussion hour for the registered class of PhD students and postdocs with the lecturer. 

Preparation: PhD students who have registered for the hot topics course need to prepare for the session by reading the article and the supplementary information that can be downloaded via the link in the below.

Date & Speaker: Friday 2 December 2016, prof. dr. Steven Block (Stanford University)

Topic: Simultaneous use of optical-force spectroscopy and FRET on the TPP riboswitch 

Host: Dr. Elio Abbondanzieri

Location: Delft University of Technology, Applied Sciences building 58, Van der Maasweg 9, Delft

Room: A1.100

Time: 10:00-11.30 hrs

Required reading: please read Duesterberg et al. (2016, download via link below). By way of background, we've also attached two companion papers: a commentary by T.J. Ha, that appeared in the same issue of eLife, and the predecessor paper from PNAS (Anthony et al., 2012), which provides the initial single-molecule study of the TPP riboswitch.