InFLAMES Visiting Professor Introductory Lecture: Teng-Leong Chew
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Welcome to the introductory lecture of InFLAMES Visiting Professor Teng-Leong Chew! The lecture is held on Monday, June 6th at 12-13 in Medisiina D lecture hall Lauren 2. Coffee, tea and cookies are served on-site before the seminar.
It’s also possible to participate via Zoom:
Short biography of Professor Chew:
After obtaining a BS in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teng-Leong Chew went to St. Louis University to pursue his PhD, where he worked to understand the role of myosin II regulation in endothelial cells. Realizing that conventional biochemical methods could not address the spatial and temporal regulation of signaling pathways inside the cell, Chew embarked on his postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Rex Chisholm by developing fluorescent biosensor to simultaneously monitor the enzymatic activity and localization pattern of myosin light chain kinase in vivo. Since then he has worked on multiple leading and directional positions, such as the director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Since 2014 Professor Chew has been the Director of Advanced Imaging Center (AIC), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus), the leading institute in the world in the development of microscopy. He leads the effort in building the unique collaborative imaging center that serves as the gateway through which the wider scientific world can access Janelia’s cutting-edge microscopy capabilities. The AIC led by Dr Chew is an esteemed research centre in the world open to all researchers and the visiting research groups can use the instruments, cost-free. This infrastructure is not available anywhere else.