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9th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium: William E. Moerner, PhD

September 11, 2020

Time: Panel discussion, 1 p.m. | Keynote lecture, 3:30 p.m.

The Oliver Smithies Symposium is held annually and hosts a Nobel Laureate who will share their stories, discuss their work, and highlight critical experiences that led to their success to inspire junior scientists and scholars across the UNC and North Carolina community.

The 9th annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium will host the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner William E. Moerner, PhD, who will discuss his prize-winning work and story regarding the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

The symposium is free but registration is required. Please visit the Oliver Smithies Nobel Laureate Symposium website for registration information and additional details.

Panel discussion, 1 p.m., “Being an Effective Expert When Expertise is Refused.” The other expert panelists are Drs. Kathleen Gray (UNC Institute for Environment), David Martinez (Department of Epidemiology in Ralph Baric’s lab), and Francesca Tripodi (UNC School of Information and Library Science). Don’t miss this important and topical discussion.

Keynote lecture, 3:30 p.m., “The Story of Light and Single Molecules: From Early FM Spectroscopy in Solids, to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond.”

***Up to 20 UNC postdocs are able to sign up for a meet and greet with Dr. William Moerner at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 11. Postdocs who would like to participate must register for both the symposium and for the meet-and-greet.

Please send any questions to Trisha Dant (


September 11, 2020
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