Science on Saturday features proteins in action

Nov. 7, 2018
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Science on Saturday will feature Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers. (Download Image)

Science on Saturday features proteins in action

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 final lecture in the Science on Saturday series themed “Marvelous Machines,” at the Chabot Space and Science Center.

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, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

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. Admission is free for the presentation; all other Chabot Space and Science Center admission rates will apply. 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 albala1 [at] llnl.gov (email).