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Michelson Lectures

March 27, 2003 , 4:00pm in Strosacker Auditorium

Steven Chu, Stanford University

What can we learn from looking at biological processes, one molecule at a time?

Physics has a long tradition of developing novel experimental methods that have had significant impact on the biological sciences and medicine. In the last two decades, physicists have invented a new set of instruments that have allowed us to study the behavior of single molecules, giving us new insights into biological processes. I will discuss a variety of interesting experiments we have been performing that have shed new light on biological processes including the activity of RNA, DNA folding, and the manufacture of proteins.
Host: CWRU Physics Dept