Biochemistry: one molecule at a time
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT)
The webinar is part of our dedicated Early Career Researcher (ECR) series and it’s liked to a special issue with the same title published on Essays in Biochemistry. During this session we will hear from three authors from the issue who will share their work with the biosciences community.
Biological processes are orchestrated by complex networks of molecules. Conventional approaches for studying the action of biomolecules operate on a population level, averaging out any inhomogeneities within the ensemble. Investigating one biological macromolecule at a time allows researchers to directly probe individual behaviours, and thus characterise the intrinsic molecular heterogeneity of the system. Single-molecule methods have unravelled unexpected modes of action for many seemingly well-characterised biomolecules and often proved instrumental in understanding the intricate mechanistic basis of biological processes. In this webinar, the speakers will provide a sampling of current experimentation using single-molecule techniques and the application of these methods to a range of biochemical problems.
- George Cameron, The Francis Crick Institute London, UK
- Dr Sonja Schmidt, University of Delft, the Netherlands
- Dr Petur Heidarsson, University of Iceland
The webinar will be chaired by Dr Dominika Gruszka, Guest Editor from the special issue, and Chair of the Biochemical Society’s Early Career Advisory Panel.