Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show proteins in action through action movies

Feb. 1, 2018
Science on Saturday

Lawrence Livermore scientists Megan Shelby, left, and Matthias Frank, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present "Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers," the first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series' theme is "Marvelous Machines." (Download Image)

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show proteins in action through action movies

Carenda L Martin, martin59@llnl.gov, 925-424-4715

WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present “Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers,” the first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is “Marvelous Machines.”

WHAT: Proteins are nature's machines, performing tasks from transforming sunlight into usable energy to binding oxygen for transport through the body. These functions depend on the structural arrangement of atoms within the protein, which was, until recently, only possible to measure statically. This talk will describe the technology that allows for the recording of “molecular movies” showing proteins in action.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

  • Session I: 9:30 a.m.
  • Session II: 11:15 a.m. (same content as Session I)

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

NOTE: Science on Saturday is sponsored by LLNL's University Relations and Science Education Program. Lectures are open to the public and specifically targeted to middle and high-school students. No pre-registration is required, and seating is on a first-come basis. For more information about Science on Saturday, visit the web or contact Joanna Albala, Education Program manager, at (925) 422-6803 or lbala1 [at] llnl.gov (email).