Have you seen those beautiful animations illustrating how the complex molecular machinery in a cell works? (Ex. http://youtu.be/sa563MdIiXE) Just how much of that is ‘made up’? How much is real? How is the information gathered, and what potentials can we unlock with it?
Foresight is proud to announce its next dinner lecture:
“Elucidating Bio-Nanomachines: Microscopies at the Atomic Scale”
Dr. Andrew Bleloch, Halcyon’s Head of Microscopy
Sakoon – 357 Castro St, Mountain View CA
Tuesday, August 30th, 7pm (drinks/mingling 6:30pm)
As Head of Microscopy at Halcyon Molecular, Andrew applies the latest techniques in electron microscopy to the most important problem he’s ever had the privilege of tackling — cheap, fast, ubiquitous genome sequencing. Andrew will speak not just about microscopy as applied to DNA, but also other cutting-edge applications on the horizon.
Before coming to Halcyon, Andrew spent 17 years at Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, and 8 years running the UK’s SuperSTEM Laboratory at Daresbury in conjunction with a professorship at the University of Liverpool. His interdisciplinary work in electron microscopy has allowed him to publish professionally in a wide range of fields, including biology, chemistry, materials science and physics.
This intimate dinner talk is located at Sakoon, a modern fine dining establishment specializing in indian cuisine. It begins at 7pm, reception for cash bar drinks/mingling at 6:30.