CAMP June Newsletter: Page 7
CAMP Professor Maria Gracheva Edits New Book
Professor Maria Gracheva
CAMP Professor Maria Gracheva, of Clarkson University’s Department of Physics, edited a new book published by Humana Press / Springer in April 2012. Her book is about the application of nanopores, both artificial and biological, in DNA recognition. Biological nanopores are described as tiny holes in cellular membranes used for the recognition and transport of ions and molecules between compartments within the cell, as well as between the extracellular environment and the cell itself. The study of nanopores, ever growing in esteem, leads toward the promise of ultra-fast sequencing of DNA molecules with the ultimate goal of building a nanoscale device that will make rapid and cheap DNA sequencing a reality.
In Nanopore-Based Technology, expert researchers in the forefront of the field explore the cutting-edge of nanopore technology for single molecule sensing, detection, and characterization. Divided into four convenient parts, this volume covers single molecule characterization techniques utilizing biological pores, methods for biomolecule characterization with nanoporous artificial membranes, computational studies of the biomolecule confined within the nanopore environment, and techniques that use novel materials in conjunction with nanopore sensing.Authoritative and state-of-the-art, Nanopore-Based Technology serves as an excellent representation of the present-day available techniques for biomolecule characterization with nanoporous membranes in order to guide researchers toward developing the next generation of technologies for fast and cheap DNA sequencing.
Participants in the Pulp & Manufacturing Roundtable Event that took place at Clarkson University on June 5, 2012. The event was facilitated by John Pinkerton of CITEC. It began with a Welcome Speech by Distinguished University Professor and CAMP Director S.V. Babu, followed by Opening Remarks from Clarkson University’s Provost Thomas Young. This Roundtable included presentations and discussions. It placed an emphasis on finding opportunities for energy conservation, alternative energy generation, water conservation, material waste recovery, toxic chemical reduction, and air emissions reduction.