Chile Networking Event

Universidad de Conception 
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Auditorium 
Conception, Chile
August 13, 2013



Marta Bunster, Universidad de Conception


Marta Bunster, Universidad de Conception
Maria Jose Gallardo, Universidad de Conception
Jose Martinez, Universidad de Conception
Carola Bruna, Universidad de Conception


This one-day event will bring together high school students from different parts of Chile who are interested in Biophysics. Students will have the opportunity to participate in introductory discussions on protein structures, DNA structures, optical tweezers, fluorescence, and microscopy as well as participate in a number of hands on activities in the campus laboratory.


Morning: 9:30am - 12:20pm 

Reception of the students and teachers

- Introductory discussion on:

  • Protein structures, DNA structures and representation
  • Optical tweezers
  • Coffee or Chocolate break
  • Fluorescence
  • Microscopy

Lunch: 12:20- 2:00pm

Afternoon: 2:00-5:00pm

- Hands on activities:

  • Modeling proteins and DNA structures using physical and virtual models to understand how the atoms stand together and to relate structure and function.
  • Performing activities to understand fluorescence microscopymicroscopy

- Closing remarks : Auditorium Lipschutz