X-ray footprinting mass spectrometry (XFMS) is a relatively new method to investigate structural features and conformational changes of macromolecules in the solution state. This technique is an innovative way to precisely probe proteins and their surroundings using X-rays. One of the most recent applications of XFMS is understanding how to redesign proteins with the capacity to transfer electrons to mineral surfaces and thus developing bioelectronic sensors. Other applications include determining how ion channel proteins gate molecules in and out of cells, and elucidating how photosynthetic bacteria protect themselves from overexposure to light.
Archives for August 2019
Hood College professor, Xinlian Liu is at Berkeley Lab this summer as part of the Visiting Faculty Program, which enables teachers to work with researchers at national labs. Liu is exploring the integration of computer science and humanities studies to provide students with a holistic education.
The work of 105 interns who spent the summer participating in the Berkeley Lab internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the ALS Patio on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The interns, who were hosted by Workforce Development & Education, worked with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.