Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award - WEBCASTING
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
2:00 PM Room: 300

Organizers:
Joanne H Smith, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks -
2:05 PMPresentation
2:10 PMSingle Molecules as Light Sources for Super-Resolution Imaging and Probes for Single Biomolecules in Solution, W E Moerner
2:45 PMSingle Molecules and Metal Nanoparticle Hot Spots, Katherine Willets
3:20 PMLive-Cell Single-Molecule and Super-Resolution Imaging in Bacteria, Julie Biteen
3:55 PMRecess
4:10 PMWatching Single Enzymes and Fluorescent Proteins in Action in Solution Using a Microfluidic Trap, Randall Goldsmith
4:45 PMSome Operational Principles for the Functional Conformation Transition in Enzymes, Haw Yang


Overview:
W.E. (William E.) Moerner, will receive the 2012 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, presented by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). The SSP Award, established in 1957, honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of spectroscopy.

W. E. (William E.) Moerner obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University (1982) on infrared hole-burning of vibrations of molecular impurities in solids. After thirteen years at IBM Research, he became Distinguished Professor of Physical Chemistry at University of California, San Diego in 1995, and he moved to Stanford University in 1998 where he is currently Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics. A Member of the National Academy of Sciences, he has received the Earle K. Plyler Prize (2001), the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2008), and the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics (2009).