"Guoliang Yang Memorial Mini-Symposium"
Friday, February 1, 2013
Behrakis Grand Hall*
3210 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Drexel University will host a Memorial Mini-Symposium to honor Dr. Guoliang Yang's contributions in the field of atomic-force single molecule spectroscopy.
Guoliang studied the central problem of protein folding and stability, and he developed a novel, temperature-control device for the Atomic Force Microscopy. More recently he was interested in understanding experimentally the effect of crowding in protein properties and in understanding the basic science of the interaction between DNA and proteins in cellular reproduction.
Guoliang will also be remembered as a caring, conscientious, and enthusiastic teacher who taught at all levels of the physics curriculum. His advanced and interdisciplinary courses, which he developed, were well-received by both students and faculty.
For more information please contact Dr. Jian-Min Yuan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|How the ribosome modulates nascent protein folding. Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley, USA
|What a stretch - the extraordinary mechanical properties of fibrin fibers. Martin Guthold, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA
|Understanding the overstretch transition in dsDNA. One mechanism is not enough. Steven B. Smith, TweezersLab, Albuquerque
|The interaction of PcrA DNA helicase with RecA filaments on DNA, one-at-a-time. Sanford Leuba, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
|Effects of macromolecular crowding on protein stability and aggregation. Jian-Min Yuan, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
|Open time for people to speak about Guoliang
Macromolecular crowding effects in the mechanical unfolding forces of proteins. Marisa Roman, Ursinus College, Collegeville, USA
Investigation of the interaction between CTCF and DNA using AFM imaging. Runcong Liu, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Dr. Xingshu Zhu, email@example.com, Merck
Dr. David Dunlap, firstname.lastname@example.org, Emory University
Dr. Sanford Leuba, email@example.com, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jian-Min Yuan, firstname.lastname@example.org, Drexel University
Guoliang Scholarship Fund
A scholarship has been started to support students pursuing a Ph.D. in Biophysics at Drexel University "The Guoliang Yang Award for Excellency in Biophysics Research". For more information about this scholarship, please contact Miss Boudwin at:
Miss Rebecca Boudwin
Director of Development, Major Gifts
The Office of Institutional Advancement
Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.895.6481 / fax: 215.895.4966
*Behrakis Hall is in the Creese Student Center located on the corner of 32nd and Chestnut Streets. Please note that there is ongoing construction around the Creese Student Center. To enter the building, proceed down Chestnut Street and use the temporary pedestrian access located between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Creese is to the left of the walkway. Behrakis Grand Hal (PDF) is located on the east end of the building, to the left as you enter (building # 8 in the map).