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  • FRIDAY FACULTY LUNCHEON: No FFL on April 18th

  • April 25th,  CUB 260,   12:00 - 1:00pm, Kurt Andresen,  Assistant Professor of Physics  Forcing Our Understanding of DNA Packing: Unwrapping Nucleosomes with Magnets in the Netherlands”                     The Netherlands is known for its canals, cheese, and really tall people. However, in the biophysics realm, they are known as being masters in the technique of magnetic tweezers. In this gezellig talk, I will be telling you about my adventures in the Netherlands learning this technique and some of the discoveries we made about the packing of DNA inside of our bodies using our magnetic tweezers. It turns out these results have implications not only for the physics of DNA but may have (eventual) implications for how to turn helpful genes on or to turn harmful genes off. Het is goed, hé?