- SCIENCE AT THE EDGE -


Traditionally distinct scientific disciplines are merging to create new opportunities.
Share the excitement and challenge through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge.

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars.
A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).


Spring Semester 2014 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m. Fridays,  with refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (unless noted otherwise).
Select seminar date to see schedule for meeting with the seminar speaker.

Friday, January 17 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Amy Pasquinelli, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  Pinning Down MicroRNA Targets in Vivo
 
Friday, January 24 Engineering Seminar
  Norman Wagner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
  Shear Thickening Fluids and Their Applications
 
Friday, January 31 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Gregory Voth, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
  Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales
 
Friday, February 7 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  David M. Bortz, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
  Biomechanics and Population Dynamics of Microbial Communities
 
Friday, February 14 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Leonid I. Perlovsky, Harvard University and the Air Force Research Laboratory
  Towards Physics of the Mind
 
Friday, February 21 Engineering Seminar
  Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State
  From Molecules to Devices: Self-Assembled Organic Photovoltaics
 
Friday, February 28 Engineering Seminar
  Vikas Nanda, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rutgers University
  Pushing on a String — the Design of Protein Fibers
 
Friday, March 14 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Amy Schmid, Department of Biology, Duke University
  Surviving the Outer Limits: Gene Regulatory Network Dynamics in Archaeal Extremophiles
 
Friday, March 21 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Michael Gilson, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  Plumbing the Depths of Entropy and Enthalpy in Molecular Recognition
 
Friday, March 28 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Jiangpeng Ma, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
  Multiscale Approach for Simulating, Refining and Modeling Supramolecular Complexes
 
Friday, April 4 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  James Trosko, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University
  Evolution, Gap Junctions, Stem Cells, Multi-Cellularity and the Universe Becoming Conscious of Itself: A ‘Biological Rosetta Stone’ View of Human Health and Disease
 
Monday, April 7
10:30 am

Note special day & time
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Special Seminar Joint with the Department of Mathematics
  Ye Mei, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Science, East China Normal University (Shanghai)
  Towards a New Force Field
 
Friday, April 11 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Angela Gronenborn, Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh
  Synergy Between NMR, cryo-EM and Large Scale MD Simulations – Novel Findings for HIV Capsid Function
 
Friday, April 11
1:30 pm in 1300 BPS

Note special time & room
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
Special Seminar Joint with iCER
  Carlile Lavor, Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation / University of Campinas, Brazil
  Discrete Distance Geometry and Molecular Structure Calculation
 
Friday, April 18 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Lynette Cegelski, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
  Structure, Function, and Inhibition of Bacterial Biofilms: Lessons from Small Molecules and a Big Magnet
 
Friday, April 25 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  L. Aravind, National Center for Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health
  The Natural History of Nucleic Acid Polymerases
 
    

Seminar Organizers:
 
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy ghosh@pa.msu.edu
 
Engineering Seminars:
Tim Whitehead, Chemical Engineering & Material Science taw@msu.edu
Richard Lunt, Chemical Engineering & Material Science rlunt@egr.msu.edu
 
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
C. Titus Brown, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease ctb@msu.edu
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu

Further information on some seminars may be found at:
http://www.qbmi.msu.edu/seminars.php

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Fall 2009;   Spring 2009;   Fall 2008;   Spring 2008;   Fall 2007;   Spring 2007;   Fall 2006;   Spring 2006;  
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