- 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.


Spring 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, January 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Bruce Ravel , Corrosion Chemistry group, Naval Research Laboratory
  Local Structure of Novel Dielectric Materials using EXAFS
 
Friday, January 28 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Marc Kirschner , Harvard Medical School
  Novel Kinetic Features of Ubiquitination and Cell Cycle Control
 
Monday, February 7
(Note special day)
Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Robert Sterner , University of Minnesota
  Stoichiometric Homeostasis as a Creative Force in Ecology and Evolution
 
Friday, February 11 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Bryan Reed , Chemistry and Materials Science, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories
  Polycrystalline Materials: From Imaging to Applications
 
Friday, February 18 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  David Rocke , University of California - Davis
  Some Principles for the Design and Analysis of Experiments Using Gene Expression Arrays and Other High-Throughput Assay Methods
 
Friday, February 25 Engineering Seminar
  Ulrich Wiesner , Cornell University
  Multifunctional Polymer-Inorganic Hybrids
 
Friday, March 4 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jian Min Zuo , Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois
  Coherent Electron Nanodiffraction and the Solution of Phase Problems
 
Friday, March 18 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Trey Ideker , University of California - San Diego
  Complex Biological Queries on the Protein Interaction Network
 
Friday, March 25 Engineering Seminar
  Adam J. Matzger , University of Michigan
  Crystallization in Two and Three Dimensions
 
Friday, April 1 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Bhanu Mahanti , Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University
  Thermoelectric Materials: Is it their time?
 
Monday, April 4
(Note special day)
Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Steve Smith , SUNY - Stony Brook
  Helix Interactions in Membrane Protein Structure, Function and Disease
 
Friday, April 8 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Zhiping Weng , Boston University
  Protein-Protein Docking: Algorithm Development and Testing
 
Friday, April 15 Engineering Seminar
  Kathleen Stebe , Johns Hopkins University
  Surfactant-Mediated Deposition of Patterned Materials on an Electrode
 
Friday, April 22 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Craig Lent , Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame University
  Molecular Quantum Dot Arrays as Cellular Automata
 
Friday, April 29 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Weitao Yang , Duke University
  Simulation of Structures and Functions of Proteins with Linear-scale and Multi-scale Approaches
 
Friday, May 13 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Douglas Gage , Pfizer Corporation
  Can 'Omics Technologies Help Drug Discovery?
 
    

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: Fall 2001;   Spring 2001;   Fall 2002;   Spring 2003;   Fall 2003;   Spring 2004;   Fall 2004