NMC Biolab Tour

Thank you for registering for a tour of the NMC Biolab and Greenhouse.

We will contact you shortly about your tour. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Shannan Yeager at syeager@newmexicoconsortium.org or 505-412-6898. 

Thank you!

 

Adversity Transformed into Success - Biophysicist Profile

"What defines success is how one deals with failures and turns them into advances", says LANL physicist Sandrasegaram Gnanakaran. Gnanakaran, known to his friends and colleagues as "Gnana", learned independence early. Growing up in Sri Lanka when a violent civil war broke out, Gnana had to endure tragedies such as seeing a classmate killed and almost dying himself, his family home being burnt down, and living in a refugee camp.

After his family sent him to the US to continue his education he developed an interest in scientific research. Gnana enrolled in a PhD program in physical chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied energy transfer and relaxation of vibrationally excited molecules in different solvents. After a postdoc working on new 2D-IR spectroscopy, he became interested in biophysics and came to work at LANL to work on computational approaches to study protein folding.

Today Gnana is a LANL staff scientist leading a project at LANL to address efflux pump mediated drug resistance - the dominant drug resistance mechanism in gramnegative bacteria. When not in the lab, he is one of the organizers of the q-bio Conference, a forward-looking conference on quantitative biology.

To read more about Gnana see the whole profile in Biophysical Society.

 

 

Invited Speakers

  • Kevin Bedell, Boston College, USA
  • Lorin Benedicit, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Jordi Boronat, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Gilbert Collins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Jérôme Daligault, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Chandre Dharma-wardana, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
  • Tilo Doeppler, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Vladimir Fortov, Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS, Russia
  • James Glosli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Gianluca Gregori, University of Oxford, Department of Physics, United Kingdom
  • Péter Hartmann, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
  • Hanno Kählert, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
  • Nadine Nettelmann, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Silke Ospelkaus, Institute of Quantum Optics Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Khandker Quader, Kent State University, USA
  • Paddy Royall, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • John Schliemann, Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Jianmin Yuan, National University of Defense Technology, China

La Fonda Reservation and Reservation Method

 

Hotel's website link: http://www.lafondasantafe.com/

 

Group Rates (US Dollar): 

  • Prior to Sunday, July 27,2014: $225.00 single/double occupancy
  • Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1, 2014: $110.00 single/double occupancy
  • After Friday, August 1, 2014: $245.00 single/double occupancy

*All room rates are subject to prevailing taxes, currently 15.1875% (7% Lodger's Tax and 8.1875% Gross Receipts Tax). Taxes are subject to change without notice.

Reservation Method: 

Reservations will be made individually and must be received by the cut-off date of Friday, June 27, 2014. Reservation received after June 27, 2014, will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.

Please ensure that those requiring guest accommodations identify themselves as part of your organization:  SCCS 2014 or #775053

 

Individual reservations should be made:

  • By calling:

La Fonda's Reservations Department at: 800-523-5002 or 505-982-5511 and then choose #1

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