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Science at the Edge Seminars

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 & Modeling Seminars.

Spring Semester 2013 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)

Friday, January 11 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
David A. Liberles, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming
Computational Approaches for Linking Comparative Genomics to Biochemistry and Evolution
Friday, January 18 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
Mikhail Zamkov, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University
Engineering of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Nanocrystal Solids for Renewable Energy Applications
Friday, January 25 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Mingyao Li, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Translational Genomics Study in Evoked Human Inflammation
Friday, February 1 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Wolf Frommer, Department of Biology, Carnegie Institute for Science
In Vivo Biochemistry with the Help of Genetically Encoded Sensors
Friday, February 8 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Ethan White, Quantitative Ecology and Macroecology, Utah State University
Testing a General Theory of Macroecology Using Big Data
Friday, February 15 Engineering Seminar
Norm Wagner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Shear Thickening Fluids and Their Applications
Friday, February 22 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Nathan Springer, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Contribution of Genetic and Epigenetic Variation to Diversity in Maize
Friday, March 1 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Mauro Maggioni, Department of Mathematics, Duke University
Multiscale Geometric Methods for Data in High Dimensions
Friday, March 15 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Oleg Igoshin, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University
System Dynamics of Bacterial Gene Regulatory Networks that Control Development
Friday, March 22 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Ethan Perlstein, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
Do Yeast Get Depressed? Tales of an Evolutionary Pharmacologist
Friday, March 29 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Matthew Rockman, Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University
Genetic Consequences of Mating-system Evolution in C. Elegans
Friday, April 5 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Qiang Cui, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Multi-scale Simulation of Processes in Membrane Proteins and Biomembranes: Methods and Application
Friday, April 12 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Jack Gilbert, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
The Earth, Home and Hospital Microbiome Projects: Characterizing the Microbial World!
Friday, April 19 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Ian Korf, Genome Center, University of California-Davis
Genomics and Bioinformatics to the Rescue: Solving Complex Problems with Simple Models and Loads of Data
Friday, April 26 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
Stephanie Hampton, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California-Santa Barbara
Deciphering Sixty Years of Environmental Data to Understand Recent Change in the World's Largest Lake - Lake Baikal, Siberia
Friday, May 3 Engineering Seminar
Mark Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Exciton Management in Organic Solar Cells
Friday, May 10 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
Michelle Johannes, Center for Computational Materials Science, Naval Research Laboratory
Using Computational Methodologies to Understand Energy Storage Materials

Seminar Organizers

Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars

  • Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy

Engineering Seminars

  • Tim Whitehead, Chemical Engineering & Material Science

  • Richard Lunt, Chemical Engineering & Material Science

Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars

  • David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease

  • C. Titus Brown, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease

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

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