COSTUK Meeting

St. Catherine's College, Oxford
10th to 12th September 2007


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Sunday 9th September   
  Participants Arrive

List of participants (*.pdf file)

Monday 10th September  
09:00-10:00 Electron Interaction With Biomolecules And Clusters Embedded In Helium Droplets
Tilmann Märk
10:00-10:30 A New Understanding of Radiation Damage at the Molecular & Cellular Level
Melvyn Folkard
10:30-11:00 Coffee  
11:00-11:30 Proton transfer driven by excess electrons in bound anionic states
Maciej Gutowski
11:30-12:00 Electronic structure of proteins in the deep-UV

Jonathan D. Hirst
12:00-12:30 Low-energy electron collisions with uracil 

Amar Dora
12:30-13:00 1. Ion-Molecule and Electron Attachment Investigations
2. Towards the modelling of molecular interactions in radiation therapy dosimetry
Richard P. Hugtenburg

Chris Mayhew
13:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:30 Solar UV Disinfection of Waterborne Pathogens in Drinking Water for use in Developing Countries or in the Aftermath of Humanitarian Crises Kevin G McGuigan
14:30-15:00 VUV irradiation of plasmid DNA – damage analysis
Małgorzata Śmiałek
15:00-15:30 Polarized Stimulated Emission Depletion in Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein (EGFP)
Angus Bain
15:30-16:00 Tea  
16:00-17:30 Poster Session
See below for a list of posters
19:00-20:30 Dinner  
Tuesday 11th September  
09:00-10:00 Fragmentation of gas-phase nucleobases following direct ionisation and electron capture by incident protons Sam Eden
10:00-10:30 DNA Strand Breakage and Fragmentation Induced by Low Energy Ions
Robert W McCullough
10:30-11:00 Coffee  
11:00-11:30 Aiming High – a new UK facility for targeted irradiation, analysis and modelling
Karen Kirkby
11:30-12:00 Biomolecules, Traps and Femtosecond Lasers

Ian Williams
12:00-12:30 Narrow-band orthovoltage x-ray generators for cancer therapy: Why? and How?
Fred Currell
12:30-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:30 Radiation Damage in Macromolecular Cryocrystallography
Elspeth Garman
14:30-15:00 Irradiation Studies on Protein Integrity in High Flux Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism (SRCD) Spectrometers show that Denaturation Caused by Local Heating Rather than Denaturation is the Primary Effect Bonnie Wallace
15:00-15:30 Dissociation electron attachment to the DNA-water complex
Sylwia Ptasinska
15:30-16:00 Tea  
16:00-16:30 Experimental Dissociative Electron Attachment Investigations
Tom Field
16:30-17:00 Anion TOF Detection for Electron transfer in Atom-biomolecule Collision Experiments
Rodrigo Antunes
19:00-20:30 Dinner  
Wednesday 12th September  
09:00-10:00 Thermalisation of high energy electrons in H2O: from MeV to meV energies
Gustavo Garcia
10:00-10:30 Production of low energy electrons and hydroxyl radicals by heavy ions
Simon Plimblott
10:30-11:00 Coffee  
11:00-11:30 Occupation Radiation Doses from Therapeutic, Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
Jamie Harle
11:30-13:00 Discussion  
13:00 Lunch and Departure  


Radiation Damage induced by soft X-rays in the DNA molecule
Sylwia Ptasinska, Agnieszka Stypczynska, Tony Nixon and Nigel J. Mason

Charge-Transfer Transitions in the Vacuum-Ultraviolet of Protein Circular Dichroism Spectra
Benjamin M. Bulheller, Jonathan D. Hirst

Removing Irradiation Problems Associated with a High Flux Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism Beamline
Robert W. Janes

Electronic excitation energies of pyrimidine probed by synchrotron radiation
D Almeida, F Ferreira da Silva, R Antunes,N J Mason and P Limão-Vieira

Non-Targeted Effects of Radiation: the Use of Computer Model
M C Richard, K J Kirkby, R P Webb and N F Kirkby

Searching for Global Minima in Conformational Spaces
Sanliang Ling, Maciej Gutowski

Irradiation of DNA-Amino Acid Complexes by Low-Energy (1 and 10 eV) Electrons
Sylwia Ptasinska, Thanyawee Pengpan, Zejun Li, J. Richard Wagner and Léon Sanche

A Fluorescence Imaging Apparatus for the Study of Biomolecular Plume Evolution During Laser Desorption from Surfaces
T. L. Merrigan, C.A. Hunniford, R.W. McCullough, D.J. Timson