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Converge to Transform Seminar: Ting Xu, UC Berkeley

Please join us for a one-hour talk, as part of the ASRC’s Converge to Transform: Interdisciplinary STEM Seminar Series, from Professor Ting Xu, University of California, Berkeley, titled:

Toward Merging Synthetic and Biological Macromolecules

Abstract- Proteins, nature’s “own” building blocks, have many unique features unmatched by any synthetic organic or inorganic analogs. Using natural proteins to construct functional materials will clearly change the paradigm of materials science. In parallel, learning protein’s sequence-structure-function relationship can also inform and accelerate development of biomimetic protein-like materials. I will present our explorations at the interfaces between synthetic and biological macromolecules toward next generation of functional materials and beyond.”

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In initiating this series, we seek to highlight outstanding, high impact and inspiring interdisciplinary research, bring together researchers from across many disciplines to break down silos, and enrich CUNY’s undergraduate and graduate student training experiences.

The CUNY ASRC was established nearly 8 years ago to advance interdisciplinary STEM research, within the country’s largest public urban university system, in the service of building knowledge and solving important societal problems through innovation. Recognizing that the solutions to these problems will emerge from dynamic and creative thought that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, the Center is comprised of five increasingly interconnected fields – Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Science – and promotes synergistic collaborations among its research groups and across the university. Together, our researchers address issues that range from energy harvesting and storage to the impacts of urbanization and climate change on forests, soils, marine ecosystems, and human health. 


This one-hour seminar will take place in the ASRC auditorium, and be broadcast via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 880 4112 9151
Passcode: 960398

For further questions about this hybrid event, please contact:

Shelby Truitt


Event Information

November 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ASRC Auditorium
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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