Last week I attended the ACS conference at Boston. On Monday, August 17, I gave a talk in the division of Physical Chemistry, “Molecular Biophysics: Revealing the Interplay between Different Forces & Effects in Biochemical Processes” session. My talk was titled “Tracking viral membrane molecular dynamics through temporally-resolved plasmon coupling microscopy” and it was the result of one of my PhD projects that I’ve been recently focusing on. Also, I enjoyed attending great talks by very talented students and researchers and great scientists such as Prof. George Whitesides (He talked about Biomaterials Interfaces).
In addition, we presented a poster on Monday night titled “Quantification of Viral Surface Lipids using Plasmon-Coupling based UV-Vis Spectrophotometry”. This was a follow-up project, handeled by my undergraduate student Crystal Wong, based on my latest paper in Small (DOI: 10.1002/smll.201402184) to optimize and simplify our optical lipid quantification technology to make it compatible with the conventional UV-Vis spectrophotometry.