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Structural Biologists Bond at Science Retreat

July 19, 2011 | Events, Flagship Research

Carole Bewley addresses CUNY's Structural Biologists

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students recently enjoyed a day of networking and presentations at the 2011 CUNY Structural Biology Workshop.  The June 6 workshop featured two guest speakers from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Carole Bewley and Dr. Ward Smith. Dr. Bewley (NIDDK) discussed structural biology’s contribution to HIV research and Dr. Smith (NIGMS) discussed funding opportunities in the field.

In addition to guest speakers, ten faculty members, representing six of CUNY’s senior colleges, gave presentations on their current work. Research topics included DNA and RNA, viruses, peptides, and spectroscopy. At the poster session, 28 research projects generated much interest and discussion.

This workshop was organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research as a part of the University’s ongoing effort to build community within the flagship disciplines of environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. Faculty working in these areas will have the opportunity to conduct research in the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. The next disciplinary retreat will feature nanoscience faculty and research topics and will take place during the Spring 2012 semester. For more information about the nanoscience retreat, please contact Avrom Caplan, Program Director at <avrom. caplan@mail.cuny.edu> or at (212) 794-5444.