- SCIENCE AT THE EDGE -


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

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series: Campus Theory Seminars, Center for Biological Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars.


Spring Semester 2003 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, January 17 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Michael E. Mackay, Michigan State University
  Nanotechnology and Polymers
 
Tuesday, January 21
  (Note special non-Friday Seminar)
Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Shariar Mobashery, Wayne State University
  Antibacterials as Wonder Drugs and How Their Effectiveness is Being Compromised
 
Friday, January 31 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Rawle Hollingsworth, Michigan State University Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  A Glycochemistry Revolution and its Implications for the Structure and Properties of Drugs Through Advanced Materials
 
Friday, February 7 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University
  An Emerging Role for Polymer Nanocomposites: Novel Reaction Media and Separation Membranes
 
Friday, February 14 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Seth Fraden, Brandeis University
  Engineering Entropy: Progress and Puzzles
 
Friday, February 21 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Richard A. Blevins, Director of Bioinformatics, Merck & Company
  Deep Genome Data Mining - Applications in Drug Discovery
 
Friday, February 28 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Rob Carpick, University of Wisconsin
  New Insights into Friction: Nano-Scale Studies Using Scanning Probe Microscopy
 
Friday, March 14 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Wayne Anderson, Northwestern University
  Structural Genomics and the Accelerating Pace of Structural Biology
 
Friday, March 21 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Bart Selman, Cornell University
  Connections Between Statistical Physics and Computational Complexity
 
Friday, March 28 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Andrea Chow, Caliper Technologies
  Lab-on-a-Chip: Development and Applications
 
Friday, April 4 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Ron Larson, University of Michigan
  DNA in Microflows
 
Friday, April 11 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Laurence Florens, The Scripps Research Institute
  A Proteomic View of the Malaria Parasite Life Cycle
 
Friday, April 18 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Gregory Voth, University of Utah
  The Computer Simulation of Proton Transport in Biomolecular Systems
 
Friday, April 25 Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Michael Deem, Rice University
  Natural Evolution, Disease, and Localization in the Immune System
 
Friday, May 02 Room 1425 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
  Bill Rossen, University of Texas, Austin
  Application of Percolation Concepts to Foam Flow Through Porous Media
 
    

Seminar Organizers:
 
Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars:
Michael E. Mackay, Chemical Engineering & Material Science mackay@msu.edu
 
Center for Biological Modeling Seminars:
R. Cukier, Chemistry cukier@cem.msu.edu
 
Campus Theory Seminars:
S. D. Mahanti, Physics & Astronomy
P. M. Duxbury, Physics & Astronomy
mahanti@pa.msu.edu
duxbury@pa.msu.edu

Further information on these seminars are at:
http://www.pa.msu.edu/seminars/ctss/ and http://biomodel.msu.edu/SeminarSeries.htm

Prior semesters: Fall 2001;   Spring 2001;   Fall 2002