Structural Dynamics welcomes new Associate Editor Dr. Shaul Mukamel
Structural Dynamics welcomes Dr. Shaul Mukamel to the Editorial Board. Dr. Mukamel is currently a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Irvine, author of the well-known book Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, and a recent inductee to the National Academy of Science. Read more about Dr. Mukamel here.
Structural Dynamics thanks Dr. Franz Pfeiffer and Dr. Linda Young for their service
Structural Dynamics thanks retiring Associate Editors Dr. Franz Pfieffer and Dr. Linda Young for their dedicated service to the journal. The support Dr. Pfeiffer and Dr. Young gave the journal during its initial launch and first two years of publication are greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Majed Chergui, APS fellow and winner of the Edward Stern prize
Structural Dynamics congratulates Editor-in-Chief Majed Chergui on his receipt of the Edward Stern prize, the highest honor awarded by the International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS) for lifetime achievement in science. Read more about the prize here. The Journal also congratulates Dr. Chergui on his nomination as an APS Fellow in 2015.
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Structural Dynamics Congratulates 2015 EPS Fellow Majed Chergui
In May 2015 the European Physical Society announced that Majed Chergui, Editor-in-Chief of Structural Dynamics, had been named a Fellow of the EPS after an election by his peers. Please join us in congratulating Prof. Chergui on this honor!
More details: http://www.eps.org/?page=distinction_fellows
Structural Dynamics Congratulates John Helliwell, winner of the 8th Max Perutz Prize from the European Crystallographic Association
John R. Helliwell, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Manchester and member of the Structural Dynamics Advisory Board, has been named the winner of the Max Perutz Prize for 2015. The European Crystallographic Association cite Prof. Helliwell’s “pioneering achievements … in the development of experimental beamlines for structural biology worldwide” and his “outreach and dissemination of crystallography to the scientific community” in their announcement of the Prize. Please join us in congratulating Prof. Helliwell on this honor!
More details: http://ecanews.org/perutzprize.php
Congratulations to Majed Chergui, Editor-in-Chief of Structural Dynamics: 2015 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics Recipient
Structural Dynamics is proud to congratulate Majed Chergui, Editor-in-Chief of Structural Dynamics, on receiving the 2015 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics, which recognizes outstanding research and notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics. Professor Chergui has been recognized for developing new methods and redefining the boundaries of molecular spectroscopy through extending the temporal and spectral range, and for his pioneering work in ultrafast X-Ray spectroscopy for studies in solution and the solid state. Prof. Chergui will receive the award at the 2015 APS March Meeting in March in San Antonio, Texas.
More Details: http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/new-recipients.cfm
Congratulations to Shaul Mukamel, Editorial Advisory Board member of Structural Dynamics: 2015 ACS Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science & Technology
Structural Dynamics congratulates Professor Shaul Mukamel, Editorial Advisory Board member of Structural Dynamics, on receiving the 2015 ACS Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science & Technology. Professor Mukamel will receive the award at the 249th ACS national meeting in Denver.
More Details: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/national/recipients/2015-national-award-recipients.html
The Biophysical Society announces the 2015 Society Fellows. The award honors the Society’s distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported by the Biophysical Society.
Dr. George Phillips, Jr. receives the 2015 Biophysical Society Fellows Award for his fundamental contributions to studying protein structure, dynamics and solvation by X-ray diffraction and for promoting graduate and postdoctoral training in biophysics.
2014 ACA Fellows
Congratulations to Structural Dynamics Associate Editor, George Philips, and to Structural Dynamics Advisory Board Member, John Spence, who have become Fellows of the ACA for 2014.
John Spence receives the John Cowley Medal of the International Federation of Societies of Electron Micrsocopy for 2014. The award honors a microscopist who has made a major contribution to the field as epitomized by the pioneers for whom the Medals are named.
Structural Dynamics welcomes new Associate Editor Toshinori Suzuki
Structural Dynamics welcomes Toshinori Suzuki to the Editorial Board. Prof. Suzuki is a prominent scientist in molecular beam scattering and ultrafast spectroscopies of chemical reaction dynamics in gas and liquid phases. Toshinori Suzuki is a professor of chemistry at the Graduate School of Science of Kyoto University.
Prof John Helliwell joins Structural Dynamics Editorial Advisory Board
Congratulations to John Helliwell, recipient of the 2014 ACA Patterson Award
Structural Dynamics welcomes John Helliwell in its Editorial Advisory Board. John R. Helliwell (University of Manchester, UK) has been selected to receive the 2014 ACA Patterson Award for his pioneering contributions to the development of the instrumentation, methods and applications of synchrotron radiation in macromolecular crystallography. A longtime member of ACA and Professor of Structural Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, his career is dedicated to exploring new applications of synchrotron radiation and he has worked tirelessly to improve synchrotron and neutron facilities worldwide. Always driven by the desire to innovate and overcome existing limits, John expanded the use of anomalous dispersion techniques to explore new challenges in structural biology. He contributed to solving the phase problem by, among other things, introducing longer wavelength radiation to expand anomalous scattering applications for phasing to a wider range of scatterers. He is also recognized for having pushed forward the development of Laue methods for time-resolved studies and other applications, both in x-ray and neutron crystallography.
The truly innovative nature of his work is demonstrated by the large number of "firsts" encountered in a synopsis of his career. He led the design and realization of the first dedicated synchrotron radiation x-ray source (SRS) instrument for protein crystallography (1981) and of the first protein crystallography synchrotron radiation wiggler instrument (1984).
With US scientists, notable initiatives were in longer wavelength anomalous dispersion (Howard Einspahr), weakly scattering crystals (Steve Ealick), microcrystal diffraction (Britt Hedman and Keith Hodgson), virus crystal diffraction (Michael Rossman) and Laue diffraction (Keith Moffat). His work at SRS-Daresbury was highlighted in Scientific American. In the late 80s and into the 90s, he led the European working group for macromolecular crystallography for the ESRF Foundation Phase report and became Vice Chair and then Chair of the ESRF Science Advisory Committee.
From 1979 to 1999 he developed two-wavelength anomalous-dispersion phasing techniques using synchrotron radiation, particularly important for their applications in radiation sensitive cases. In 1995 he first demonstrated sharpened crystal mosaicity in microgravity grown protein crystals and in 1998 he conducted one of the first time-resolved Laue protein crystallography studies harnessing fast readout CCD detectors. In 2001-2002 he determined the first de novo structure of apocrustacyanin A1, solved with softer x-rays. In 2005 he initiated ab initio structure determination by MAD phasing of powder diffraction data and discussed the potential for extending the method to structures of large molecules containing anomalous scatterers.
He is the author of a classic book on protein crystallography Macromolecular Crystallography with Synchrotron Radiation, published by Cambridge Univ. Press in 1992 (available in paperback since 2005). He is a founding editor of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation and was president of the European Crystallographic Association (2006 - 2009). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IUCr journals (1996 - 2005) during which period Acta Crystallographica Section E and Section F were launched.
(24 April 2014)
Structural Dynamics welcomes Ahmed Zewail to join the Editorial Advisory Board. Ahmed Zewail is the Linus Pauling Chair professor of chemistry and physics, and director of the Center for Physical Biology at Caltech. He is the sole recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and his other honors include fifty Honorary Degrees, orders of merits, postage stamps and more than hundred international awards. Dr. Zewail has published some 500 articles and 10 books and is known for his effective public lectures and writings. For his leadership role in world peace, he received the “Top American Leaders Award” from The Washington Post and Harvard University. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and in the same year he was named the first U.S. Science Envoy to the Middle East. In 2011, the Egyptian government established “Zewail City of Science and Technology” as the national project for scientific renaissance.
(17 January 2014)
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Struct. Dyn. 2, 054702 (2015)
Ultrafast vibrational dynamics of the DNA backbone at different hydration levels mapped by two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy
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Struct. Dyn. 2, 043202 (2015)
Ultrafast core‐loss spectroscopy in four-dimensional electron microscopy
Renske M. van der Veen, Thomas J. Penfold, and Ahmed H. Zewail
Struct. Dyn. 2, 024302 (2015)
Ultrafast lattice response of photoexcited thin films studied by X-ray diffraction
Daniel Schick, Marc Herzog, André Bojahr, Wolfram Leitenberger, Andreas Hertwig, Roman Shayduk and Matias Bargheer
Struct. Dyn. 2, 064501 (2015)
Dynamics of the OH group and the electronic structure of liquid alcohols
Simon Schreck, Annette Pietzsch, Kristjan Kunnus, Brian Kennedy, Wilson Quevedo, Piter S. Miedema, Philippe Wernet and Alexander Föhlisch
Struct. Dyn. 2, 054901 (2015)
Ultrafast electron diffraction using an ultracold source
M. W. van Mourik, W. J. Engelen, E. J. D. Vredenbregt and O. J. Luiten
Struct. Dyn. 1, 034302 (2014)