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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).

Spring Semester 2007 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 12 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Jeff MacKeigan , Van Andel Institute
  Using RNAi and Proteomic Approaches for Quantitative Analysis of Molecular Pathways
Friday, January 19 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Norman Birge , Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University
  Superconducting/Ferromagnetic Hybrid Systems
 (This is a last-minute substitute for a talk by Shaul Mukamel of the University of California at Irvine's Department of Chemistry, who was unable to visit MSU as planned.)
Friday, January 26 Engineering Seminar
  Scott L. Diamond, Departments of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  Chemical Biology on a Microarray
Friday, February 2 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Monte Pettitt , Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
  Knots, Loops, and Writhes: How Does Topo Undo Them?
Friday, February 9 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Alfred Hero , Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Univ. of Michigan
  De Novo Discovery of Gene Regulatory Networks
Friday, February 16 Engineering Seminar
  Gregory Baker , Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
  Polymers on Surfaces and at the Interface with Biology
Friday, February 23 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Claudia Neuhauser , Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, Univ. of Minnesota
  Understanding Ecological Communities through Spatial Models
Friday, March 2 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Phillip Duxbury , Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University
  Life or Death Decisions in Mammalian Cells: From Non-linear Dynamics to Control and Selectivity
Friday, March 16 Engineering Seminar
  Jan Vermant , Department of Chemical Engineering, CIT, Katholieke Univ. Leuven
  Particles at the Edge: Controlling Structure and Dynamics in 2D Suspensions
Friday, March 23 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Steve Horvath , Department of Biostatistics & Human Genetics, UCLA
  An Overview of Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis
Friday, March 30 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Herschel Rabitz , Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
  Controlling Events in the Micro-World: From Quantum Networks to Bio-Networks
Friday, April 6 Engineering Seminar
  Thomas Wood , Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  Deciphering Cell Signaling in Bacterial Biofilms: The Role of Indole
Friday, April 13 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Scott Patterson , Amgen, Inc.
  Application of Biochemical Measures to Early Clinical Drug Development
Friday, April 20 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Supriyo Datta , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  Nanodevices and Maxwell's Demon
Friday, April 27 Engineering Seminar
  Jason Haugh , Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
  Analysis of Intracellular Signal Transduction at Various Scales of Biological Complexity

Seminar Organizers:
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.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

Further information on some seminars may be found at:

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