|Date/Time:||Monday, 16 Apr 2012 from 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm|
|Location:||Physics Hall Room 5|
Molecular mechanics studies mechanics of biomolecules and uses mechanics to study biology at the molecular level. Mechanical factors can cause and/or regulate molecular deformation, conformational change, and receptor-ligand binding/unbinding. In this talk, Dr. Cheng Zhu will show three examples from the work of his laboratory: 1)Measurements of molecular stiffness and use of stiffness measurements to determine molecular conformation; 2)Visualization of conformational changes of single molecules on living cells in real-time and their impact on function; and 3)Biophysical regulation of receptor-ligand kinetics.