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Meeting Details

Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions
Gordon Research Conference


February 3-8, 2002


Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA


Alice P. Gast

Vice Chairs:
Benjamin Chu & Michael Rubinstein

Meeting Program

2:00 PM Arrival & Registration (continues to end of evening session)
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM Self -Assembly on Surfaces
Discussion Leader: Shuichi Takayama
7:30 PM Paula Hammond (MIT)
Surface Directed Assembly and Patterning of Funcional Mateials: From Polyelectrolytes to Colloids
8:30 PM Helmut Strey (Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst)
From Micro To Nano: Polymer Transport In Long-Range Ordered Porous Materials
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Self-Assembly in Solution
Discussion Leader: Gerhard Nägele
9:00 AMEric Kaler (Univ. of Delaware)
Surfactant Microstructures Captured by Polymerization
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AMLee Magid (Univ. of Tennessee)
Structure and Dynamics of Wormlike Micelles
11:30 AM Jean Francois Berret (CNRS-Rhodia)
Rheophysics of Associating Polymer Networks
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 - 4:30 PM Free Of All Formal Activity
4:30 - 6:00 PM Poster Session I and reception
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM Proteins and Membranes
Discussion Leader: Stephanie R. Dungan
7:30 PM Sol Gruner (Cornell)
The Effect Of Hydrostatic Pressure On Membrane Lyotropes and Proteins
8:30 PM Abraham Lenhoff (University of Delaware)
Measuring, Manipulating, Modeling and Making the Most of Protein-Protein Interactions
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Colloidal Suspensions - Confinement, Fields and Rheology
Discussion Leader: Ralph Colby
9:00 AM David W.M. Marr (Colorado School of Mines)
Field-Induced Colloidal Structures In Confined Geometries
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM B. Jose Luis Arauz-Lara (Universidad San Luis Potosi)
Structural Properties of Confined Colloidal Suspensions
11:30 AM Derek Chan (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Direct Measurement and Interpretation of Colloidal Forces between Deformable Bodies
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 PM Free Of All Formal Activity
4:30 - 6:00 PMPoster Session I continued
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM Supported Membranes and Thin Film Nanostructures
Discussion Leader: Benjamin Chu
7:30 PMMarjorie Longo (UC Davis)
Biomimetic Systems for Probing Protein Biomembrane Interactions
8:30 PM Mohan Srinivasaro (Georgia Tech)
Three-Dimensionally Ordered Array Of Holes In A Polymer Film: It's Not All Hot Air
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Polymers and Proteins At Surfaces
Discussion Leader: Seth Fraden
9:00 AM Maria Santore (Univ. Mass. At Amherst)
Protein Denaturing and Reconformation Dynamics on Surfaces
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Deborah Leckband (University of Illinois)
Probing Adhesion Protein Function By Direct Measurements
11:30 AMMichael Rubinstein (University of North Carolina)
Adsorption of Charged Polymers
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 PM Free Of All Formal Activity
4:30 - 6:00 PM Poster Session II and reception
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 - 9:30 PM DNA in Flow
Discussion Leader: Andrea Chow
7:30 PM Ron Larson (University of Michigan)
Single-Molecule Polymer Hydrodynamics and Rheology
8:30 PM Eric Shaqfeh (Stanford University)
Dynamic Simulation Of DNA In Mixed Flows With Application To Cleaving For Sequencing
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Polyelectrolytes in Biophysics
Discussion Leader: Andrea J. Liu
9:00 AM Roland Netz (MPI Golm)
DNA-Polyelectrolyte Complexes
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM William Gelbart (UCLA)
Association of Semi-flexible Polyelectrolytes, and Models for the Bundling of DNA and Actin
11:30 AM Nancy Stellwagen (University IOWA)
Probing the Biophysical Properties of DNA with Capillary Electrophoresis
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 PMFree Of All Formal Activity
4:30 - 6:00 PM Poster Session II continues
6:00 PM Dinner
7:15 - 9:30 PM Future Direction in Colloidal, Polyelectrolyte and Macromolecular Solutions
Discussion Leader: Mark Burns
7:15 PM Esin Gulari (NSF)
Brief Overview: Trends in Colloidal, Polyelectrolyte and Macromolecular research at the National Science Foundation
7:30 PM David J. Pine (UC Santa Barbara)
Engineering New Colloids For Photonics Using Microfluidics
8:30 PM Glenn McGall (Affymetrix)
Application Of Colloidal Silica Films In High-Density DNA Array Biosensors
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