- SCIENCE AT THE EDGE -


Traditionally distinct science 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, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Seminars.
A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).


Fall Semester 2007 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
 

Friday, August 31 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Vladimir Bulović , Lab of Organic Optics and Electronics, MIT
  Large Area Nanostructured Optoelectronics
 
Friday, September 7 Engineering Seminar
  Jong-in Hahm , Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn. State University
  Engineering Novel Nanomaterials for Enhanced Biomedical Detection
 
Friday, September 14 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Hongzhe Li , Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Univ. of Penn.
  Statistical Methods for Network-Based Analysis of Genomic Data
 
Friday, September 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Vladimir Agranovich , NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas
  Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanostructures: New Science and New Devices
 
Friday, September 28 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  David Arnosti , Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State Univ.
  Revealing a Gene Regulatory Grammar through Quantitative Measurement and Modeling of Drosophila Gene Expression
 
Friday, October 5 Engineering Seminar
  Bruce Dale , Dept. of Chemical Eng. & Materials Science, Michigan State Univ.
  Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future
 
Friday, October 12 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Lois Pollack , School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
  Ion-Nucleic Acid Interactions: New Insights from X-Ray Scattering Experiments
 
Friday, October 19 Engineering Seminar
  Michael Paulaitis , Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., Ohio State University
  Cellular Microarrays to Characterize Immune Response
 
Friday, October 26 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Kenneth Merz, Jr. , Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
  Is Biology Quantum Mechanical?
 
Tuesday, October 30, 10:30 am
Note special day & time
Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Peter Beerli , Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University
  Population Genetic Inference and Computers
 
Friday, November 2 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Lisa Lapidus , Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University
  The Surprising Complexity of Protein L Folding
 
Friday, November 16 Engineering Seminar
  Kris Gunsalus , Department of Biology, New York University
  Probing Molecular Networks in C. elegans Early Development
 
Friday, November 30 Engineering Seminar
  Matthew Delisa , Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng., Cornell University
  Engineering the Protein Folding Landscape in Simple Bacteria for Solving Complex Problems in Biology and Medicine
 
Friday, December 7 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Laszlo B. Kish, , Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
  Secure Classical Communication Via Wires, and Some Other Topics of Thermal Noise Informatics
    

Seminar Organizers:
 
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.msu.edu
Michael 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@msu.edu
 
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Carlo Piermarocchi, Physics & Astronomy carlo@pa.msu.edu
Lisa Lapidus, Physics & Astronomy lapidus@pa.msu.edu

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

Prior semesters:    Spring 2007;   Fall 2006;   Spring 2006;   Fall 2005;   Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;   Spring 2004;  
Fall 2003;   Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001