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Fall 2008 Seminar covering :
Biomaterials and related medical and energy technologies

Thursdays 12-1pm, BPS 1400. Pizza and other goodies available 11:45am Organisers: Phil Duxbury (Physics), Greg Baker (Chemistry), Marc Worden (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)
September 11th: Merlin Bruening (Chemistry, MSU)
Membranes for catalysis and purification

September 18th: Gemma Reguera (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, MSU)
Microbial nanowires: nanomicrobiology meets nanobiotechnology

September 25th: Christoph Benning (Biochemistry, MSU)
Designing plants to make biofuels

October 2nd: Michael Garavito (Biochemistry, MSU)
Introduction to membrane protein crystallography
This seminar will be followed by a faculty discussion of possible uses of the APS LS-CAT beamline for complex materials research

October 9th : Greg Baker (Chemistry, MSU)
Design and synthesis of polymer molecules for drug delivery

October 16th : Mark Worden (Chemical Engineering)
The effect of nanoparticles on supported and suspended lipid layers

October 23th : Erin McGarrity (Physics and Astronomy)
Nanoparticle dispersion and self-assembly in polymer melts

October 30th : Karim Oweiss (EEC and Neuroscience)
Large scale interfaces for continuous monitoring and selective actuation of neuronal populations in the brain

November 6th: Volodymyr V. Tarabara (Civil Engineering, MSU)
Toxicity of nanoparticles

November 13th: Jack Harkema (Dept. of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, MSU)
Health Effect of Particulate and Gaseous Air Pollutants: Lessons from the Laboratory Mouse

December 4th : Stephen Paddison (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee) The structure and transport properties of proton exchange membranes: experiment, simulation and theory

This informal seminar series seeks to stimulate dialogue in the MSU community in the area of biomaterials and their applications. The talks are intended to be accessible to a broad science and engineering audience.

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