Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Steve just returned from the Nobel symposium on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology" held in Stockholm. Unfortunately, there's almost no information online about it, but a lot of the major US players were there, and it was jam packed with talks. I am also told that a number of talks discussed the history of high-resolution imaging, and that I was cited by one researcher as "M. Gordo". That was, of course, back in grad school, when I was 25 pounds heavier.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
This week's issue of Nature Methods is dedicated to single molecule biophysics. And, to demonstrate what a sordid, incestuous little world we inhabit, here are some of the highlights:
- Super-resolution for a 3D world, a News and Views about Stefan Hell's latest entry into the STED pantheon, isoSTED. By Joshua Shaevitz, former Block-lab member.
- Single-molecule force spectroscopy: optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers and atomic force microscopy, a review by the dashingly handsome Keir Neuman, also a Block lab alumnus, and also also my advanced physics lab TA in college.
- A practical guide to single-molecule FRET, from TJ Ha, with whom I co-authored a paper.