Analyzing Molecular Structures at the Single Molecule Level by Direct Imaging


Event details

Date 12.12.2023
Hour 14:0015:00
Speaker Dr. Kelvin Anggara, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Structure dictates properties” is a key concept in chemistry – emphasizing the importance of molecular structures in understanding chemical phenomena. Yet capturing diverse molecular structures in biology and chemical catalysis remains challenging today due to ensemble-averaging in current analytical methods. Ensemble-averaged measurements on structurally diverse molecules result in the loss of structural details at the single-molecule level. Here we bypass this problem by imaging molecules one-at-a-time using scanning probe microscopy. Our approach unveils, for the first time, structures of biomolecules decorated with glycans (a.k.a carbohydrates) at the nanoscale, offering a new means to probe molecular structures at single-molecule level.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Marta Ruiz Cumi

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