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Time: 2:30 pm
Location: ABB 102
Guest: Dr. Sebastian Himbert
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Title: From the Biophysics of Red Blood Cells to Covid-19 Vaccines
The goal of my research is to study and control processes in cell membranes on a molecular level. We use biophysical, quantitative techniques, such as neutron and x-ray diffraction, Molecular Dynamics computer simulations and dielectric spectroscopy in combination with techniques from biochemistry and molecular biology. We study properties of cell membranes, and their interaction with proteins. In collaboration with our start-up company Synth-Med Biotechnology Inc. and clinical partners, we are developing smart, red blood cell-based therapeutics against infectious and neurological diseases.