2013 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Workshop 1: Single Molecule Microscopy Tools for Life Science and Materials Science

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013

Organizer(s): Mircea Cotlet, Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN-BNL), cotlett@bnl.gov; Helmut Strey, Biomedical Engineering Dept. Stony Brook University, helmut.strey@stonybrook.edu

Location: Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), Bldg. 735, Large Conference Room


Single molecule methods have developed in the past two decades from the point of just detecting and identifying molecules to a level that allows probing and investigation of a large variety of phenomena and their associated heterogeneity and dynamics in a large palette of materials, from optoelectronic to biological relevant ones. This one day workshop will bring together experts from various fields of materials science and life science that utilize single molecule methods to solve both fundamental and applied topics and related questions, from optoelectronics, to instrumentation and theoretical methods to biological and life science problems. This workshop is intended to educate non-experts in single molecule methods and to provide a state-of-the field to scientist already using such methods. At the same time the workshop will provide a session of hands- on single molecule demonstrations using the Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials in BNL.

StartsEndsList of Speakers
8:50 AM9:00 AM Welcome Remarks, -
9:00 AM9:45 AM Haw Yang, Princeton University
3D Target Locking: Spectroscopy, Manipulation, and Imaging
9:45 AM10:30 AM Stefan Strauf, Stevens Institute of Technology
Photon Correlation Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures
10:30 AM10:45 AM Coffee Break, -
10:45 AM11:30 AM Patrick S. Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DNA Dynamics in Tight Spaces
11:30 AM12:15 PM Chee Wei Wong, Columbia University
Individual Quantum Dots: Slow-Light Polaritons and Energy Transfer Dynamics
12:15 PM1:15 PM Lunch Break, -
1:15 PM1:45 PM Lab Tour, -
1:45 PM2:30 PM Ji Yu, University of Connecticut Health Center
Single-Molecule Imaging as an Versatile Experimental Tool for Studying Cell Polarity
2:30 PM3:15 PM Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Information Processing and Precision Measurements using Spin Qubits in Diamond
3:15 PM3:30 PM Coffee Break, -
3:30 PM4:15 PM Jin Wang, SUNY Stony Brook
Statistical Fluctuations of Single Molecule Single Gene Expressions
4:15 PM5:00 PM Seogjoo Jang, Queens College, CUNY
Effects of Quantum Coherence and Dynamical Fluctuations on Single Molecule FRET
5:00 PM5:20 PM Huidong Zang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Regulating the Intermittency of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots Through Controlled Charge Transfer
5:20 PM5:30 PM Closing Remarks, -