LIVE WEBINAR: Protein Secondary Structure Analysis using Infrared and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

March 1, 2022

Our series of Molecular Spectroscopy & Chromatography Webinars returns with a look into Protein Secondary Structure Analysis using Infrared and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy.

Join us March 1, 2022 at 2 pm EST for a live webinar.

Proteomics, or the study of proteins, has become increasingly important in the 21st century. The link between proteins and disease has led to an ever-increasing desire to understand protein structure and function. To ensure that therapeutics are effective and safe, investigating protein structure as a function of drug binding, introduction of mutations, or the environment is paramount.

In this webinar we will look at two complementary spectroscopy techniques used to estimate the secondary structure of proteins. Circular Dichroism is a standard and well-established technique for protein analysis, and infrared spectroscopy can be used as a fast technique to assess proteins. Different sampling methods and parameters such as concentration and pathlength will be discussed.

Who should attend this webinar:

  • scientists in the biomedical field,
  • professionals working with proteins, peptides, DNA and RNA vaccines,
  • biochemists,
  • biophysicists, and
  • food scientists.



Dr. Carlos Morillo received his Post Doc at Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Fukuoka and was a Research Scientist at Kyushu University in Japan where he lived for several years. Carlos received his Doctor of Engineering from Kyushu University and his Masters and BS from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas Venezuela. He is an Applications Scientist at JASCO.

Dr. Forrest Kohl is an Applications Scientist at JASCO specializing in electronic spectroscopy such as circular dichroism. Forrest received his PhD from Ohio State University, where he studied eumelanin, a heterogeneous carbonaceous material using FTIR, UV-Visible, and ultrafast transient electronic spectroscopy. He also studied DNA bound to silver ions using transient IR and UV-Visible measurements, CD spectroscopy, and other spectroscopic techniques.

About the Author

John Burchell is a seasoned JASCO veteran adept with chromatography and spectroscopy products. He is currently the business development manager for both instruments.