Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University's Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, ENMU Chapter, and the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Program present Dr. Josef Alfons Käs, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, The University of Texas, who will speak on Novel Methods in Cancer Diagnostics on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium of the College of Business. The lecture is free and the public is invited.
Josef Käs is an assistant professor of physics at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the Technische Universität München. His research involves the next big challenge for physics: studies of soft condensed matter physics on the scale of nanometers to tens of microns, i.e., on the scale of proteins and cells, in complex biological matter--often far from equilibrium and frequently behaving in a highly nonlinear manner.
"There has been tremendous progress in molecular biology," Käs says. "Nevertheless, many of the questions addressed by molecular biology can only be understood by developing a novel combination of nanosciences and soft condensed matter physics." He says one of the most appealing aspects of this synergetic research in physics, chemistry and biology is that it simultaneously advances fundamental science and provides novel applications in biomedicine and materials sciences.
For more information, contact Dr. David Batten, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Eastern, at 505.562.2750.