One Day Symposium ‘in vitro models of the chemistry of life’

Date & time

9.30am–6.15pm 15 April 2016

Location

RSC Lecture Theatre Building 35 (Ground Level Theatre)

Speakers

Allen Minton
Philip Kuchel
Paul Curmi
David Miller
Soumya Joseph
Boris Martinac
Antoine van Ouen
Palli Thordarson
Denis Evans
Nick Dixon
Roderick Dewar
Vincent Daria
Richard Callaghan
Damien Hall

Contacts

 Mrs Jo Bayley
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SESSION 1 INTRODUCTION
9:30- 9:45 (TBA) Welcome and Introductory Remarks
SESSION 2 IN VITRO MODELS OF THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
9:45- 10:30 ALLEN MINTON (NIH, USA) Effects of Macromolecular Crowding on Biochemical Reactions
10:30- 11:00 PHILIP KUCHEL (U. SYDNEY) Measuring and Modeling Diffusion in Red Blood Cells
11:00-11:30 PAUL CURMI (UNSW) How do proteins know where they are inside a cell: Turing patterns and the Min system in cell division.
11:30-12:00 DAVID MILLER (WEHI) Liposomes as Model Protocells
12:00-12:30 SOUMYA JOSEPH (ANU) Protein Switches that Turn Cancer Off and On
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
SESSION 3 PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN BIOCHEMICAL MACHINERY
1:30 - 2:00 BORIS MARTINAC (VICTOR.CHANG) Principles of mechano-sensing at the membrane interface
2:00 - 2:30 ANTOINE VAN OIJEN (U. WOLLON) Single-molecule biochemistry: understanding molecular choreography
2:30 - 3:00 PALLI THORDARSON (UNSW) Self-assembled light-driven photosynthetic-respiratory electron transport chain hybrid proton pump
3:00 - 3:30 DENIS EVANS (ANU) Statistical thermodynamics of small non-equilibrium systems
3:30 - 3:45 COFFEE BREAK
SESSION 4 BIOCHEMISTRY AT GREATER SCALES OF LENGTH AND COMPLEXITY
3:45 - 4:15 NICK DIXON (U. WOLLON) Termination of DNA replication: the story of the end
4:15 - 4:45 RODERICK DEWAR (ANU) Maximum Entropy Principles in Biology
4:45 - 5:15 VINCENT DARIA (ANU) Light Neuron Interactions: Key to Understanding the Brain
5:15 - 5:45 RICHARD CALLAGHAN (ANU) Cellular Membrane as Barriers and Gateways to Disease
5:45 - 6:15 DAMIEN HALL (ANU) Amyloid Aggregate as a Simple Representation of Life
6:15 – 6:45 BREAK
SESSION 5 VIVALDI’S RESTAURANT DINNER FOR SPEAKERS AND INVITED GUESTS (6:45 – LATE)
6:45 ARRIVAL SEATED FOR DINNER
7:30 -8:00 (TBA) Where it’s been – Thoughts on Science in Australia
9:00 -9:30 (TBA) Where it’s going – Thoughts on Science in Australia

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