- 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:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Seminars.


Fall Semester 2005 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.     Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
 

Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
 

Friday, September 9 Engineering Seminar
  Amy Walker , Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  Towards Molecular Electronic Circuitry: Selective Deposition of Metals on Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayer Surfaces
 
Friday, September 16 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Giovanni Paternostro , The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA
  Systems Biology of Aging
 
Friday, September 23 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Matthew Young , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  Structure and Computational Investigations of Protein Kinase Regulation and Implications for Drug Therapy Targeting the Bcr-Abl Oncogene
 
Friday, September 30 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Simon Billinge , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  The Nanostructure Problem
 
Friday, October 7 Engineering Seminar
  Christina Chan , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  TIPS© for Reconstructing Signaling Networks from High-Throughput Data
 
Friday, October 14 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Jeffrey Gray , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  Computational Protein Structure Prediction Applied to Docking, Therapeutic Antibodies, and Allostery
 
Friday, October 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Amalie Frischknecht , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  Molecular Theory of Lipid Bilayers
 
Friday, October 28 Engineering Seminar
  Matteo Pasquali , Rice University, Houston, TX
  Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Liquids
 
Friday, November 4 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Ronen Marmorstein , Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  Structure and Chemistry of Histone Modification and Targeting in Chromatin Regulation
 
Friday, November 11 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Robert Tycko , NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  Alzheimer's Amyloid Fibrils Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and their Connections
 
Friday, November 18 Engineering Seminar
  Vladimir Tarabara , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  Yin and Yang of Particle Deposition in Membrane-Based Separation Processes
 
Friday, December 2 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Andrey Rzhetsky , Columbia University, New York, NY
  Of Truth and Pathways
 
    

Seminar Organizers:
 
Engineering Seminars:
Michael E. Mackay, Chemical Engineering & Material Science mackay@msu.edu
 
Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars:
Michael Feig, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative feig@msu.edu
Marianne Huebner, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative huebner@msu.edu
Charles Ofria, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative ofria@cse.msu.edu
 
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Phillip M. Duxbury, Physics & Astronomy duxbury@pa.msu.edu

Further information on some seminars may be found at:
http://biomodel.msu.edu/SeminarSeries.htm

Prior semesters:     Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;   Spring 2004;   Fall 2003;  
Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001