3rd Midwest Single Molecule Workshop 2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 4-5, 2014
Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Kowalczykowski

Keynote speaker, Stephen Kowalczykowski

Dr. Stephen Kowalczykowski received his Ph.D. in chemistry and physical biochemistry with Dr. Jacinto Steinhardt at Georgetown University. His postdoctoral training in molecular biology was with Dr. Peter von Hippel at the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon. Dr. Kowalczykowski started his independent faculty career in 1981 at Northwestern University Medical School. In 1991, he relocated to the University of California at Davis with the rank of Full Professor. He subsequently served as the Chair of Microbiology and the Director of the Center for Genetics and Development. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and of Molecular and Cell Biology as well as a member of Graduate Groups in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Biophysics; Genetics; and Microbiology. Dr. Kowalczykowski's honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences (2007), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005), the American Academy of Microbiology (2003), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001). Dr. Kowalczykowski's research programs focus on the molecular mechanisms of recombinational DNA repair; the biochemical functions of DNA helicases and motors; single-molecule biophysical analysis of protein-nucleic acid interactions; and BRCA2 and the molecular etiology of breast cancer.

Information for presenters

All poster sessions and talks will take place at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Short talks and posters will be selected from submitted abstracts. Due to the limited space available, we will limit talks to one per lab.

There will be two poster sessions on Monday, August 4. We will have poster boards measuring 8' wide X 4' tall. Each poster board will accommodate 2 posters, so please make sure your posters are no wider than 4'. We will provide thumbtacks to attach posters to the poster boards.

Short talks will be 15 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions, for a total of 20 minutes. To ensure equal time for all the presenters, we will adhere strictly to the talk schedule. An LCD projector, laptop, and overhead projector will be available for presenters. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.