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Physics: Prof. dr. J. Skinner, University of Wisconsin, USA: Water and membrane peptide structure and ultrafast dynamics as probed by vibrational spectroscopy

Roster

WhenWhere
29 October 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Prof. dr. Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin, USA
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, USA
Title: Water and membrane peptide structure and ultrafast dynamics as 
probed by vibrational spectroscopy
Date: 29-10-2009
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080

Abstract

Modern time-domain vibrational spectroscopy holds great promise for 
probing structure and dynamics in condensed matter systems.  Analysis of
experimental results is greatly facilitated by theory and simulation.  I
will discuss how vibrational spectroscopy has yielded new insights 
into the structure and dynamics of bulk ice and liquid water, as well as water in
inhomogeneous environments like at the liquid/vapor interface, in salt
solutions, and in reverse micelles.  I will also discuss how vibrational
spectroscopy has yielded new insights into the structure and function of
membrane proteins, with applications to the M2 proton channel in 
Influenza A, the antibiotic Ovispirin, and membrane-catalyzed amyloid formation in
type 2 diabetes.

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