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Professor Andrew Nieuwkoop
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am

Andy Pic“Solid State NMR at Rutgers: Very Fast MAS of Proteins and Lipids”

Solid-state NMR as a field has been revolutionized in recent years by the introduction of hardware capable of ever increase magic-angle-spinning rates. These newfound capabilities have enabled experiment types that were previously not possible in the solid state. I will present data from the newly upgraded spectrometers here at Rutgers, which demonstrate some of the potential these systems have to offer. I will focus on two projects: the direct observation of phosphatidylinositol phosphates (PIPs) in lipid bilayers, and 100+ kHz experiments to determine the chemical shift assignments and structure of small protein domains. In both cases, very-fast spinning has opened up new avenues for research, and we have contributed novel experiments to address pressing questions.

~ Coffee/tea will be served prior to lecture~  

Location CCB Auditorium
Hosted by The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology