May 14, 2015:
Adree Khondker presented
Intel ISEF 2015 and wins big: Spectroscopy - 3rd Place Award by
Intel ISEF and Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. Congratulations,
Adree!!! Check out the video:
January 9-11, 2015:
Jenn Tang and Mindy
Chapman presented their work at the Canadian Conference for
Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWIP) at the Université Laval,
Québec, QC. Jenn talked about "The Formation of Alzheimer’s Plaques
in Synthetic Membranes ". Mindy's poster was titled "Formation of
RNA from nucleotides in different environments". Congratulations!
December 12, 2014: Jenn and Maikel are conducting a neutron experiment at the Institut
Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France! Big thanks to Karin Schmalzl for
November 21, 2014: Fei-Chi Yang is now officially Master Fei-Chi! Congratulations, well
October 20, 2013: Hannah made 1st place at the CUPC2013 for her talk in the area of
Biophysics/Soft Matter. Epically awesome, Hannah!!!
October 20, 2013: Hannah Dies is presenting her project 'The Interaction of Amyloid-β
with Multicomponent Lipid Membranes' at the Canadian Undergraduate
Physics Conference CUPC2013 hosted by
McMaster. Congratulations, Hannah! Great talk! Hannah was also one
of the organizers of this great conference.
October 1, 2013: Prof. Rheinstadter is
talking about 'Frontiers in Membrane Biophysics' at the NSLS-II
Early Experiment Workshop specialized on inelastic X-ray scattering
at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
2013: Rick Alsop has re-joined the group as Master's student. He will
study the interaction between lipid membranes with common drugs.
Lily Zhang has joined the
lab to study Giant Axonal Neuropathy. Welcome, Lily!
September 2013: Bonnie Cheung has joined the group for her Health Science Inquiry
Project about Alzheimer's disease. Welcome, Bonnie!
September 3, 2013: Fei-Chi presented her
project "Hierarchical, Self-Similar Structure in Native Squid Pen" at Symposium day @McMaster and gave a very nice
talk. Congratulations, Fei-Chi!
August 29, 2013: Laura and Maikel are
presenting at the
AMMCS 2013 in Waterloo.
Cristiano Dias organized a special session 'Simulations in Soft
Matter and Molecular Bio-Physics'. Thanks for inviting us,
August 23, 2013:
Laura and Maikel are
conducting experiments at CNBC at Chalk River at the moment. Thanks
ton, Zahra, for having us and all your help! Here with John Katsaras...
Laura and Zahra installing collimation to measure cholesterol rafts
in lipid membranes:
Maikel installing the
August 3, 2013: Small science on big machines!
July 29, 2013: Laura and Maikel are currently conducting a neutron experiment using
at ISIS in the UK.
Thanks for having us, Vicky, and thanks to Rob B. and Rob D. for local contacting!
May 30, 2013: Prof. Rheinstadter is invited to present at the
Neutrons and Life Sciences
Conference in Lund, Sweden. Thanks,
Wacklin, for the invitation and the organization of this great
November 2012 Hannah presented a beautiful poster at the NSERC-USRA poster session
on the projects she worked on over summer. Congratulations,
fantastic job, Hannah!!! Hannah also attended the CUPC 2012 in
October 2012 Clare, Laura, Fei-Chi and Maikel are presenting at the
General Meeting 2012 of the Canadian Institute for Neutron
Scattering (CINS) at Brock University. Thanks for the great
organization to Thad and Drew! Maikel gave an overview of the work done in the Laboratory for
Membrane and Protein Dynamics. Clare, Laura and Fei-Chi had
beautiful posters. Clare won the award for the best poster.
September 2012 Fei-Chi is joining our group to work on her Master's degree.
Welcome; we are very excited!
August 2012 We are conducting a neutron scattering experiment at Chalk River. We
have a high cholesterol membrane on N5 to hopefully decipher the
molecular structure of the liquid ordered phase.
July 2012 We are currently conducting a neutron spin-echo experiment at the
NIST Center for Neutron Research at Gaithersburg with Antonio and
July 2012 Matt Barrett is leaving us for a PhD in neutron physics at the
Center Berlin in Germany with Dr. Klaus Kiefer and Dr. Thomas
Hauss. It was great having you Matt. All the best!!! We had a nice
June 2012 We attended the
Conference on Neutron Scattering 2012 at the Georgetown
University in Washington DC. Laura: Poster (about ethanol in membranes), perfect! Matt: Talk (about chain formation in ferrofluids), perfect! Clare: Talk (about nanodomains in membranes), perfect!
June 2012 Matt Barrett is now Master Matt! Congratulations to your Master's
degree. Title of his thesis is "Structure and Dynamics of Model
Systems: From Ferrofluids to Brain Membranes"
May 2012 Hannah Dies is the recipient of a NSERC USRA award to do research in
our lab over the summer. Congratulations and welcome, Hannah!
January, 2011 We welcome Songbo Zheng in our team! Songbo will study structure of
Alzheimer's membranes in our lab.
December 2010/January 2011 We wish everybody Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2011!
December 9, 2010 Prof. Rheinstadter was serving on a thesis committee in Grenoble,
France. Congratulations, Dr. Marcus Trapp! Well done!
November 23, 2010 The installation of our brand new Rigaku SmartLab is currently
taking place. Today
we were very happy to see for the first time:
October/November 2010: We are currently running an experiment at the Cold Neutron Chopper
Spectrometer at the SNS. Experimental team Clare, Martin, Maikel,
Dr. Karin Schmalzl from the ILL in Grenoble, and Dr. Thomas Hauss
from the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Stay tuned for exciting data!
There was also time for a hike in the Smokey Mountains
October 2010 We are getting ready for an experiment at the Spallation Neutron
Source in Oak Ridge. In this cutting edge experiment we will study
protein-protein interactions in a biological membrane under
physiological conditions in-situ
Clare, Dr. Thomas Hauss from HZB and Matt preparing samples
September 2010 We conducted the first neutron scattering experiment at the Canadian
Neutron Beam Centre at Chalk River after NRU's long shutdown. In a
very exciting experiment we were able to observe nanodomains in
lipid membranes. We are very happy that the neutrons are back to
September 2010 Nick Jago and Michael Moore joined the lab to conduct their senior
thesis. Great to have you! They will develop protocols to make model
brain membranes and conduct and analyze the first x-ray experiments
on iX, our brand new membrane diffractometer.
September 2010 Construction of our lab, the CFI funded Laboratory for Membrane and
Protein Dynamics is almost completed. Check out the lab pages and
July 2010 Matthew Barrett has joined our group. Welcome! He will first work a
magnetic fluids before going bio and preparing model brain membranes
and model Alzheimer's plaques.
June 11th, 2010: Clare Armstrong received
the award for The Best Student Oral Presentation at the
2010 CAP Congress.
Congratulations!!! Clare's presentation "Protein-Protein Interactions in Membranes" has
been selected as best presentation in the Division of Medical and
Biological Physics before entering the final competition.
April 2010: Prof. Rheinstadter was interviewed by The Hamilton Spectator about
the isotope and neutron beam crisis in Canada. (Read the article:
April 2010: Prof. Rheinstadter has been appointed Member of the
Science Review Committee for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL)
neutron scattering facilities.
December 16, 2009: Our Laboratory has been
awarded a grant by the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI)
Leaders Opportunity Fund.
Daily News article.
December 8, 2009: Our neutron beam time proposal "Proteins at work: light-induced
protein dynamics of bacteriorhopdopsin in purple membrane" has been
awarded 14 days of beam time on the triple-axis spectrometer
at the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center. Allocation of
beam time is a very competitive process and we are very happy.
November 27/28, 2009: The Soft-Matter and Biophysics group at McMaster organized its first
November 27-28, 2009.