March 28 & 29

The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience




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Admission: This 2 day event is free and open to the public.

Event Description

To understand how cells function, scientists need to visualize the component parts across multiple scales, from nanometer-sized molecules to macromolecular complexes, to organelles and eventually to micrometer-sized whole cells. Illustrated lectures on the discovery of specific molecular pathways and cellular structures by researchers and complementary original watercolors plus illustrations and microscopy images and videos by contributing researchers at UNM, and Los Alamos National Laboratory present a dazzling view of the world of living cells. UNM grad students celebrate National Nanodays on Saturday with hands on demonstrations for kids.

March 28, 2014

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm - Private reception for registered participants. Registration is free but limited.
  • 5:30 - 6:00pm - Welcome and Introductions
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm - Public lecture by Dr. Sandra Schmid, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center on "Coats, Collars and Accessories: the Elegance of the Cell's Endoctic Machinery"
  • 7:00 - 8:00pm Gallery viewing of Dr.David Goodsell's original artwork and UNM and LANL scientists' microscopy images.

March 29, 2014

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm "National Nanodays" hands-on program for kids plus "Getting to the (very small) point" demonstration of the Atomic Force Microscope by Dr. Stephen Jett
  • 3:30 - 4:15pm Gallery talk with Dr. Goodsell about his work on illustrating the machinery of life at the Scripps Institute in San Diego.
  • 4:15 - 5:00pm Private reception for registered participants. Registration is free but limited.
  • 5:15 - 5:30pm Tina Termini flute solo performance of Density 21.5 by Edgar Varese accompanied by super-resolution microscopy images.
  • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Public lecture by Dr. Diane Lidke, University of New Mexico Department of Pathology on ""The Protein Dance: nanoscale views of molecular dynamics on cell membranes"
  • 6:30 - 7:30pm Continued gallery viewing and interactions with the guest artists and scientists.

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