2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Neutrons and X-Rays for Health and Disease

6 Jun 2019, 11:00
ASB 10900 (Simon Fraser University)

ASB 10900

Simon Fraser University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Physics in Medicine and Biology / Physique en médecine et en biologie (DPMB-DPMB) R1-2 Membrane Biophysics Joint Session Part I (DPMB/DCMMP/BSC) | Session conjointe sur la biophysique des membranes I (DPMB/DPMCM/SBC)


Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University)


Molecular biology is key to understand the origin of diseases and the molecular mode-of-action of drugs, which is essential for modern drug design. Neutron and x-ray scattering are amongst our most advanced tools to study such molecular structure and dynamics. Together with computer simulations they provide unprecedented capabilities in this respect. I will give examples of applications of neutrons and x-rays to better understand the functioning of drugs and antibiotics and how these experiments shed new light on our understanding of cell membrane structure and dynamics, infectious diseases, human blood, and the origin of life, including biomedical applications [1].

[1] http://www.rheinstaedter.de/maikel/publications/publications.htm

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Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University)

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