Efficient Photo-active Chiral Nematic Twist Agents

submitted by: icamvid

James Rego gives a talk at LC2CAM conference about reactions of chiral pyruvate esters and light to produce to chiral agents, reactivity of these molecules, and directions for best results.

Role of conserved non-linear structural motifs in the assembly of active protein kinases

submitted by: icamvid

Alexandr Kornev gives a talk at the RPP08 conference that includes:
1) Description of the LSP-alignment
2) Detection of a conserved nonlinear motif in protein kinases
3) Nonlinear motifs termed "spines" anchored to a single helix organize the kinase core.

Petri Dish Circus (MWV12)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
See the history of microbiology in nine scenes of gags, burlesque, drollery and song. Produced by Active Cultures, the vernacular theatre of Maryland, Petri Dish Circus is a play based off of the classic non-fiction novel Microbe Hunters by Paul Henry de Kruif. Much like the original book first published in 1926 that describes 12 historical milestones in science, Active Cultures reenacts "the daring-do of Louis Pasteur in his Parisian lab, the Scotch fortitude of Ronald Ross as he travels...