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Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars.
A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).

Fall Semester 2008 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 29 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Dongping Zhong , Depts. of Physics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
  Ultrafast Enzymatic Catalysis: DNA Repair by Photolyase
Friday, September 5 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Cheng Li , Harvard School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  Genomic Alteration Analysis Using SNP Microarrays
Friday, September 12 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Klaus Schulten , Depts. of Physics and Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Molecular Dynamics Simulations Beyond Microsecond, Beyond Million Atoms, Beyond Present Force Fields
Friday, September 19 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Sidney Redner , Dept. of Physics, Boston University
  The Best, the Hottest, and the Luckiest: A Statistical Tale of Extremes
Friday, October 3 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Audrey Gasch , Laboratory of Genetics and Genome Center of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Functional Genomics of Yeast Stress Defense
Friday, October 10 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Gary Drobny , Depts. of Chemistry and Physics, University of Washington
  Solid State NMR Studies of Proteins at Biomaterial Interfaces
Friday, October 17 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Kevin Plaxco , Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Santa Barbara
  Better Living through Biosensors
Friday, October 31 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Yan Cui , Dept. of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee-Memphis
  Gene Expression Trait: A Glimpse into the Black Box of Genotype-Phenotype Mapping
Friday, November 7 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Kenneth McLaughlin , Dept. of Mathematics, University of Arizona
  Crazy Limits: Random Matrices, Random Tilings, the Asymptotic Analysis that Relates Them
Friday, November 14 Engineering Seminar
  Lonnie Shea , Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University
  Gene Delivery for Regenerative Medicine
Friday, November 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Yannis Kevrekidis , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
  Equation-Free Modeling and Computation for Complex Systems
Friday, December 5 Engineering Seminar
  Stanislav Shvartsman , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
  Paint by Numbers: Quantitative Biology of Pattern Formation in Embryos

Seminar Organizers:
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu
David Weliky, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease weliky@chemistry.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.msu.edu
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Lisa Lapidus, Physics & Astronomy lapidus@pa.msu.edu
Jeffrey Schenker, Mathematics jeffrey@math.msu.edu

Prior semesters:    Spring 2008;   Fall 2007;   Spring 2007;   Fall 2006;   Spring 2006;  
Fall 2005;   Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;   Spring 2004;   Fall 2003;  
Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001