University of Maryland Teams Up with JASCO to Host a Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer Workshop


November 4, 2019

The BioWorkshop and JASCO are pleased to co-host a J-1500 Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer workshop in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland on November 6, 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new advances in CD spectroscopy techniques and instruments, and characterization studies of biomolecule structure, function and stability. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Users may also bring samples for hands-on measurements during the afternoon demo session held in the BioWorkshop on the JASCO J-1500.

To sign up for a demo session with samples or for questions, please contact Dr. Sijie Hao at [email protected].


8:45 A.M. Registration

9:00 A.M. Welcome

Prof. Chris Jewell, Minta Martin Professor of Engineering, BioWorkShop Director

9:05 A.M. Introduction of spectroscopy techniques and instruments
Dr. Leah Pandiscia, Spectroscopy Applications Scientist

9:20 A.M. Introduction to CD
Dr. Leah Pandiscia, Spectroscopy Applications Scientist

10:20 A.M. Coffee Break & Discussions

10:30 A.M. Fluorescence and UV/Vis
Dr. Sherry Hemmingsen, Molecular Spectroscopy Regional Sales Engineer

11:30 A.M. Questions and Discussions

11:45 A.M. Lunch (provided)

CD Hands-on Demonstration Session

1:00 P.M. JASCO J-1500 CD Spectrophotometer Demonstrations

5:00 P.M. End of Workshop


About the Author

Leah Pandiscia received her PhD from Drexel University where she studied Biophysical Chemistry. She is a Spectroscopy Applications Scientist.