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Rising Stars in Physics Workshop Announcement

The Department of Physics at Princeton invites top early career women (postdocs and last-year PhD students) in Physics and Astronomy who are interested in careers in academia to apply for an expenses-paid, two-day workshop (Apr 16-17, 2020).  Participants will have an opportunity to present their research, as well as attend panel discussions with faculty focused on issues related to navigating the early stages of an academic career.

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Imaging at the speed of life

The European XFEL marks in a new age of protein movie-making that enables enzymes involved in disease to be observed in real time.

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Photosynthesis seen in a new light by rapid X-ray pulses

In a new study led by Petra Fromme and Nadia Zatsepin at the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department of Physics at Arizona State University, researchers investigated the structure of Photosystem I (PSI) with ultrashort X-ray pulses at the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (EuXFEL) in Hamburg, Germany.

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European XFEL Call for Proposals Dec. 11th

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL, https://www.xfel.eu) encourages the scientific community worldwide to submit proposals for User Experiments via the User Portal to the European XFEL (UPEX) until Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:00 (local Hamburg/Schenefeld time - CE

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Abbas Ourmazd, UWM, publishes commentary on the meaning of 'structure' and its relevance to function in Nature Methods

Abbas Ourmazd, BioXFEL Member and Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an expert in algorithm development for single particle studies and other applications has published a commentary on structural biology in Nature Methods.   The article highlights how modern methods utilizing XFELs and Cryo-EM can be complementary to each other as well as traditional cyrstallography.

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Nature Research and the Biodesign Institute to co-host fall conference on imaging molecular reactions

Some of the world’s most accomplished scientific minds will converge on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on November 6, 7 and 8 to explore new methods that make it possible to observe molecules in action. Illustrating the adage, "seeing is believing," the conference, “Functional dynamics – visualizing molecules in action,” will showcase how cutting-edge methods are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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