BRG Presentations



1. B. R. Branchini, J. C. Rosenberg, D. M. Fontaine, T. L. Southworth, C. E. Behney and L. Uzasci, “The Half-Reactions of Firefly Luciferase Bioluminescence Proceed Via the Domain Alternation Mechanism,” presented at ISBC 2012, the 17th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, May 28 – June 2, 2012, Guelph, ON, Canada

2. D. M. Fontaine, J. Yi, and B. R. Branchini, “A Firefly Luciferase-Based Turn-On Sensor for Biothiols,” presented at ISBC 2012, the 17th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, May 28 – June 2, 2012, Guelph, ON, Canada.

3. Invited lecture, "Firefly Luciferase and the Domain Alternation Mechanism," presented at the University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Feb. 8, 2012.

4. Invited lecture, "Firefly Bioluminescence – The Hopkins Connection," Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Mar. 1, 2011.

5. Invited lecture, "The Mechanism of Firefly Luciferase Catalyzed Reactions."City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, May 3, 2011.

6. Lecture presented at City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, May 3, 2011.

7. Invited lecture, "Characterization and Mutagenesis Studies to Develop Novel Bioluminescent Systems," presented at AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Biomimetic, Biomaterial and Biointerfacial Sciences Program Review, Arlington, VA, Jan. 4-8, 2010.

8. Lecture, "Firefly Luciferase Color Mutants for Reporter Applications and Enzyme Assays," presented at Omnia Molecular SL, Barcelona, Spain, March 19, 2010.

9. Keynote lecture, "The Partial Reactions of Firefly Luciferase and Domain Alternation," scheduled for the 16th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, Lyon, France, April 21, 2010. Cancelled due to volcanic ash flight cancellations.

10. Kelsey Taylor*, Samantha Linder* (Dr. Bruce Branchini), "Development of Firefly Luciferase-RFP Fusion Proteins for BRET-FRET-based Protease Assays," poster presented at NCUR 2010, Missoula, MT, April 15-17, 2010

11. Undergraduate Student Poster, “Red Light Emitting Firefly Luciferase Mutant for Improved Biotechnical Applications,” presented by Audrey Davis at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCRU), LaCrosse, WI, April 16-18, 2009

12. Invited 3-hour seminar, “Firefly Luciferase- Structure and Mechanism.” Presented to a graduate course in Enzymology and Protein Structure at the City of New York (CUNY) graduate center, New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2009.

13. "Characterization and Mutagenesis Studies to Develop Novel Bioluminescent Systems,” lecture presented by Bruce Branchini at AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Biomimetic, Biomaterial and Biointerfacial Sciences Program Review, Arlington, VA, Jan. 5-9, 2009.

14. "Firefly Luciferases for Genetic Reporter and Imaging Applications," invited lecture presented at the XIII International Symposium on Luminescence Spectroscopy (ISLS 2008), September 7-11, 2008, University of Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy.

15. "Characterization and Mutagenesis Studies to Develop Novel Bioluminescent Systems,” talk presented at AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Biomimetic, Biomaterial and Biointerfacial Sciences Program Review, Key West, FL, Jan. 7-11, 2008.

16. A. Davis* and B. Branchini, "Red Light-Emitting Firefly Luciferase Mutants for Improved Bioluminescent Dual-Reporter Applications," NCUR 22, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, April 10-12, 2008.

17. "Characterization and Mutagenesis Studies to Develop NovelBioluminescent Systems," lecture presented at AFOSR (Air Force Officeof Scientific Research) Biomimetic, Biomaterial and Biointerfacial SciencesProgram Review, Washington, DC, January 8-10, 2013.

18. "Mechanistic Studies of Firefly Luciferase Bioluminescence," invited talk at Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society, Valdosta, GA, January 31, 2013. Student poster

19. "Luciferin Analogs for Improved Genetic Reporter Assays," Yumi Kovic*, D. M. Fontaine, J. C. Rosenberg, C. E. Behney, T. L. Southworth and B. R. Branchini. student poster prepared for The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20, 2013.

Contact Information:

Dr. Bruce Branchini
Hans and Ella McCollum '21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry
Phone: (860) 439-2479
Hale Laboratory
Box 5214
Connecticut College

Email
brbra@conncoll.edu