Hiroshima International Workshop on Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

March 4th, 2014 (Tuesday)

Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center (HiSOR), Room 201

Chairperson: Dr. Koichi Matsuo
10:30 - 10:35 Opening remarks
Prof. Kunihiko GEKKO (Hiroshima University)
10:35 - 10:40 Welcome address
Prof. Masaki TANIGUCHI (Director of HiSOR, Hiroshima University)
Special Lectures  Chairperson: Dr. Koichi Matsuo
10:40 - 11:10 "Protein Circular Dichroism Spectra from the VUV to the Red"
Prof. Robert W. WOODY (Colorado State University)
11:10 - 10:35 "Synchrotron Radiation-based CD and OCD at ANKA: UV-CD12 Beam Line, Experimental Station and Applications"
Dr. Jochen BÜRCK (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)
11:35 - 12:00  "Secondary Structure Determination of β-Sheet Rich Proteins, Protein Aggregates and Amyloid Fibrils by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy "
Dr. József KARDOS (Eötvös Loránd University)
12:00 - 12:10 Workshop Photo
12:10 - 13:30 Lunch
Structural analysis of biomolecules  Chairperson: Prof. Robert W. Woody
13:30 - 13:50 "Aging-related Posttranslational Modifications Affect Aggregation Properties of Aβ1-40"
Dr. Hirotsugu HIRAMATSU (Tohoku University)
13:50 - 14:10 "Gelation of Food Macromolecules Studied by Vacuum-Ultraviolet Circular Dichroism (VUVCD)"
Dr. Yasuyuki MAKI (Gunma University)
14:10 - 14:30 "Vacuum-Ultraviolet Circular Dichroism Study of Monosaccharides by Synchrotron Radiation Spectroscopy"
Dr. Koichi MATSUO (Hiroshima University)
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
 Origins of biological homochirality Chairperson: Dr. József Kardos 
14:45 - 15:05 "Terrestrial Biological Homochirality and Polarized Radiation in Space"
Dr. Junichi TAKAHASHI (Osaka University)
15:05 - 15:25 "Asymmetric Photolysis of Amino Acids by Circularly Polarized Light from Free Electron Laser"
Dr. Palash K. SARKER (Independent University, Bangladesh)
15:25 - 15:45 "An Estimate of Enantiomeric Excess Induced by Circularly Polarized Soft X-ray"
Dr. Yudai IZUMI (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break
 CD instrument and development Chairperson: Dr. Jochen Bürck
16:00 - 16:20 "Development of Circular Dichroism Detection System with Elliptically-polarized Light"
Dr. Yasuyuki ARAKI (Tohoku University)
16:20 - 16:40 "Fluorescence-Detected Circular Dichroism as an Exploring Tool for Molecular Structures"
Dr. Tatsuo NEHIRA (Hiroshima University)
16:40 - 17:00 "Chiroptical Measurement of Anisotropic Medium by means of High-Accuracy Universal Polarimeter"
Dr. Masahito TANAKA (AIST)
17:00 - 17:20 "New Technology and Applications of J-1000 Series CD Spectrometer"
Mr. Yoshirou KONDO (JASCO)
17:20 - 17:25 Closing remarks
Dr. Koichi MATSUO (Hiroshima University)

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