Special Seminar – Prof. Christopher Yip – Oct. 21

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as part of its Departmental Seminar Series announces the upcoming Special Seminar:

  • Topic: New Adventures in Imaging: Opportunities in the Microscopy Makerspace
  • Speaker: Professor Christopher Yip, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Host: Dr. Charles Haynes
  • Time & Date: 1:00pm-2:00pm; October 21, 2016
  • Location: Chemical and Biological Engineering Building Room 102 101

Abstract

Recent developments in microscopy have enabled powerful insights into local molecular, cellular, and tissue-level structure and dynamics. Our lab has been focusing on the development and application of several combinatorial microscopy platforms, including hyperspectral super-resolution, light sheet/selective plane illumination, and full-field optical coherence tomography. The application of these tools to quantitative analysis of biomolecular self-assembly, membrane receptor self-association, protein-protein interactions, and developmental processes will be described. The key technical challenges that underpin these approaches, and the opportunities that they provide will be discussed.

Biography

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Prof. Christopher Yip (image source)

Professor Christopher Yip is a Professor in the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Currently Director of IBBME, he is cross-appointed to the Department of Biochemistry and the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Professor Yip is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He held a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging from 2000-2010, and Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 1999. He serves as Group Chair for the NSERC Chemical and Materials Engineering Grant Selection Committee and was on the Institute Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics from 2011-2016. His research program is in the area of single molecule biophysics with a specific interest in the design, development, and application of novel combinatorial imaging platforms to characterize molecular and cellular assembly and dynamics.