- 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, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars.
A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).


Spring 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, January 18 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jeff Schenker , Dept. of Mathematics, Michigan State University
  The Mathematics of Currents Occuring in the Quantum Hall Effect
 
Friday, January 25 Engineering Seminar
  John Brady , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  The Osmotic Motor
 
Friday, February 1:   Seminar rescheduled to March 14 (see below)
 
Friday, February 8 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Alan Hunt , Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
  Breaking the Diffraction Limit: Committing an Optical Misdemeanor for Microfluidics and Cell Biology
 
Friday, February 22 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Robin Buell , Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
  Insights into the Rice Genome
 
Friday, February 29 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Harry Dorn , Dept. of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
  Fullerene-Based Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Information Technology Applications
 
Friday, March 14
(rescheduled from Feb. 1)
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Ian Dworkin , Dept. of Zoology, Michigan State University
  Using Weak Perturbations to Probe Gene Networks and Phenotypic Variation
 
Friday, March 21 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Jianguo Liu , Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Michigan State University
  Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems
 
Friday, March 28 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Shaul Mukamel , Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
  Coherent Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Proteins: Femtosecond Analogue of Multidimensional NMR
 
Friday, April 4 Engineering Seminar
  Ravi Kane , Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute
  The Design of Nanoscale Therapeutics and Nanostructured Materials
 
Friday, April 11
** CANCELLED **
Engineering Seminar
  George Georgiou , Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  Engineering the Next Generation of Therapeutic Proteins
 
Friday, April 18 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Olgica Bakajin , Dept. of Chemistry & Materials Science, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  Carbon Nanotube Nanofluidics
 
Friday, April 25 Engineering Seminar
  Russ Composto , Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  Dispersion and Self-Assembly of Nanospheres and Nanorods in Polymer Nanocomposite Films
 
    

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 / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
Michael Feig, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease feig@msu.edu
Marianne Huebner, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease huebner@msu.edu
Charles Ofria, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease ofria@msu.edu
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu
 
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Carlo Piermarocchi, Physics & Astronomy carlo@pa.msu.edu
Lisa Lapidus, Physics & Astronomy lapidus@pa.msu.edu

Prior semesters:    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