Three ESRs from the LightDyNAmics training program recently successfully defended their doctoral theses, which focused on low-energy electron damage in DNA, low-energy photoionization of DNA guanine quadruplexes, and simulation of light-control DNA binding and damage. The LightDyNAmics consortium congratulates the ESRs on their success.
ESR4 from the LightDyNAmics consortium, Haritha Asha, has published a study in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules on the quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics analysis of a human telomeric sequence with ionized guanine.
The third LightDyNAmics week is taking place from 15 to 17 November at the Institut de Chimie Physique (Université Paris-Saclay) and is the first in-person event since the pandemic began.
The second LightDyNAmics webinar took place over Zoom, with three talks from ESRs on their research on phot-oxidation of ATP dianion, damage and repair of DNA with epigenetic bases, and a dinuclear ruthenium (ii) phototherapeutic targeting duplex and quadruplex DNA.
The LightDyNAmics training program includes online modules, one of which is webinars, in which a team of ESRs present their work or recent peer-reviewed papers of interest to the network.
The first Technology Training Camp for ESRs took place in Vienna, Austria, last week, and was designed to establish a common ground in experimental and computational approaches to explore light-DNA interaction and to better integrate computational and experimental training with significant pedagogical benefits.
LightDyNAmics ESR Elena Castellani (ESR9) has won the first prize for best presentation at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s RSC Spectroscopy & Dynamics Group Meeting 2020.
Steadliy the ESR’s are participating in workshops and conferences, contributing with poster and oral presentations.
The first annual LightDyNAmics week was successful and enjoyed by ESRs and PIs, including training on scientific, methodological, technical, transferable, and business skills, as well as a successful mid-term check meeting and a city tour and Italian food.
The first LightDyNAmics week will be held from 17-21 June at the Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” in Bologna, Italy.