The Chemistry Department, University of Toronto presents: The 10th Annual "Ask a Laureate" event on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Open to the public. Welcome students, parents, teachers, classes, everyone. Learn about cool new science in layman's language!!
Please contact Cecilia Kutas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Sciences Building,
JJR MacLeod Auditorium,
1 King's College Circle
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto; Ontario Cancer Institute / Princess Margaret Hospital
A decorated biophysicist with a long and illustrious career in cancer research, Dr. Ottensmeyer has turned the focus of his expertise to finding productive uses for the spent nuclear materials generated in energy production and nuclear medicine.
Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics an Physical Chemistry University of Toronto Mississauga
Dr. Prosser's research focuses on how complex biological processes happen. They use MRI techniques to take pictures of proteins and nanoparticles, as they fold, misfold, and interact. Understanding the dynamics, activation mechanisms and functional pathways of complex proteins helps us understand what they do and how they do it.
Assistant Professor, Physics and Computational Biophysics, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Dr. Rauscher's research works on obtaining atomistic descriptions of the structure and dynamics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins. To develop a simulation methodology that obtains efficient and accurate structural descriptions of IDPs would help decipher the tremendous biological importance of IDPs; the roles they play in diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, cancer, AIDS
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Transition metals found throughout Nature in metallo-enzymes, have a much higher activity and specificity than the best synthetic catalysts. Dr Song's research studies the co-operative effect of multiple components in natural catalytic (enzymatic) systems with the goal of leading to rational design of highly efficient synthetic catalytic systems.
Fun With Metals
|10:10||Q & A|
Order in Disorder: tracking the structure and dynamics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
|10:50||Q & A|
Receptors & Enzymes. How Macromolecular Machines Work for You
|11:45||Q & A|
New Clarity on Nuclear Options: the recycling of spent nuclear fuel for sustainable, clean energy
|12:20||Q & A|
|12:30||Essay Competition Winners Recognized|
This event is made possible with the generous support of the Department of Chemistry.