Jeffrey Daniel Martell, PhD candidate in Biological Chemistry, and Jian Cui, PhD candidate in Physical Chemistry, have been selected to attend the 63rd Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany, June 30th through July 5th, 2013. Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology/Medicine convene annually in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings. Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by sponsoring agencies and organizations.
Martell’s most current research includes developing genetically-encoded reporter enzymes for electron microscopy, engineering split enzyme systems to enable fluorescence detection of protein-protein interactions, and designing enzyme-based sensors for biological analytes. Cui’s research includes developing and implementing a new spectroscopic technique called photon‐correlation Fourier spectroscopy to study the emission spectra of single nanocrystals in solution.