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This excellent series continues, with the next speaker scheduled forTuesday 6th December, 5 pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Life Sciences Building. As usual, wine and refreshments in the Foyer afterwards.

Professor Shimon Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCLA will deliver a lecture entitled:
“Multiscale, Superresolved, Ultrasensitive Optical Molecular Imaging”

The talk will overview the utilization of single molecule and superresolution imaging tools and novel detectors to the study of molecular machines, interactions, and circuits in-vitro, in live cells and in small organisms.

Shimon Weiss gained a DSc degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1989. Following research posts in AT&T Bell Laboratories, he was hired by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. In 2001, he joined the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Physiology at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he is currently Professor of Physiology and Dean M. Willard Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Prof Weiss’ lab has been working on ultrasensitive single molecule spectroscopy methods for over 15 years. He received the Michael and Kate Barany Biophysical Society Award in 2001 and the Rank Prize from the Royal College of Physicians in 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America.

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