'Nanomachines in Life' topic of next virtual Science Café

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‘Nanomachines in Life’ topic of next virtual Science Café

Archie, the woolly mammoth statue outside Morrill Hall, wears a red face covering on his trunk and mouth.

The University of Nebraska State Museum–Morrill Hall continues their monthly Science Café series with Limei Zhang’s talk, “Visualization of Biological Nanomachines in Life,” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Biological macromolecules or biological nanomachines play critical roles in all forms of life — for example, producing energy from the food we take in and defending us from viruses. Knowledge of these nanomachines’ three-dimensional structures is essential for a deep understanding of how they perform complicated tasks in the cell. In this program, Zhang, assistant professor of biochemistry and structural biology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will discuss how to “see” these invisible biological nanomachines and how this information can be used to improve health and protect the environment.

This free program will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register for the Zoom session here. To join us on Facebook Live, visit the museum’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.

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