Fall 2014 Schedule-The Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2014 Schedule: This Week in CNAST

"This Week in CNAST" was held Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the MI Conference Room during Fall 2014.

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Sept. 16 This Week in CNAST: The Woolford Lab
Hosted by: The Woolford Lab

Title: The Why and How of Chemical Probing of RNA Structure: A Prelude to Kevin Weeks' Visit
Speakers: John Woolford and Jason Talkish

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Sept. 23 This Week in CNAST: Biosensors
Hosted by: The Armitage Lab

Title: Label-free Biomolecular Detection by Nucleic-Acid Probes
Speaker: Xiaohong Tan

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Sept. 30 This Week in CNAST:G Quadruplexes and the PNAs That Love Them
Hosted by: The Armitage Lab

Title 1: 13 Years of Targeting G-Quadruplexes with PNA Oligomers
Speaker 1: Bruce Armitage

Title 2: Expanding G-Quadruplex Structural Diversity with Long Loops
Speaker 2: Karen Kormuth

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Oct. 7 This Week in CNAST: The Rule Group
Hosted by: The Rule Lab

Title: Nonlocal Effects of Metal Ion Binding at the Catalytic Site of a Protein-DNA Complex
Speakers: Kaustubh Sinha and Sahil Sangani

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Oct 14 This Week in CNAST: The Deiters Lab
Hosted by: The Deiters Lab

Title 1: Logic Gates: Photochemical Control and Protein Outputs
Speaker 1: Alexander Prokup

Title 2: Isolation and Quantification of Circulating MicroRNAs
Speaker 2: Nick Ankenbruck

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Oct. 21 This Week in CNAST: Pushing the limits of DNA Electrophoresis
Hosted by: The Schneider Lab

Title 1:Pushing the limits of DNA length
Speaker 1: Jim Schneider

Title 2: Pushing the limits of detection
Speaker 2: John Goldman

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Nov. 11 This Week in CNAST: Maximizing (Y)our Nucleic Acids
Hosted by: The Das Lab

Title 1: For those who are tired of throwing away nearly half and often more of their purified DNA/RNA
Speaker 1: Subha R. Das (on behalf of Jacob Gordon, Das Lab)

Title 2: DNA-Bottle Brush Polymer Conjugates as Bright Fluorescent Nanotags
Speaker 2: Munira Fouz

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Nov. 18 This Week in CNAST:The Evilevitch Lab
Hosted by: The Evilevitch Lab

Title: Herpesvirus infectivity facilitated by internal DNA pressure and capsid stability
Speakers: Alex Evilevitch

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Nov. 25 This Week in CNAST: Structures of coding and non-coding RNAs
Hosted by: The McManus Lab

Title 1: Roles of mRNA structure in translation evolution
Speaker 1: Joel McManus

Title 2: High-throughput probing of human lncRNA secondary structures
Speaker 2: Yizhu Lin

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Dec. 2 This Week in CNAST:  Telomere FISHing
Hosted by: The Opresko Lab

Title 1: Isolating Telomeres for Detection of DNA Damage and Repair
Speaker 1: Patty Opresko

Title 2: Cooperative hybridization of gammaPNA miniprobes to a repeating sequence motif and application to telomere analysis
Speaker 2: Connor Murphy