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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.

Fall Semester 2009 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 (unless noted otherwise)

Friday, September 11 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Daniel Forger , Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
  Co-ordinating Biological Timekeeping in Mammals: Noise and Silence Prevall
Friday, September 18 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  James Chou , Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard University
  How Do Influenza H+ Channels Work?
Friday, September 25 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Eleonora Zakharian , Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
  TRP Channels in Supermolecular Complexes with Inorganic Polyphosphate and Polyhydroxybutyrate
Friday, October 02 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Joan-Emma Shea , Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara
  Simulations of Protein Aggregation into Amyloid Fibrils
Friday, October 09 Engineering Seminar
  Liming Dai , Department of Materials Science, University of Dayton
  Optoelectronic Conjugated Macromolecules and Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: From Materials Syntheses to Device Applications
Friday, October 16 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jean Bellissard , Department of Mathematics & Physics, Georgia Tech
  Functional Topological Aspects in the Theory of Aperiodic Solids and Tiling Spaces
Friday, October 23 Engineering Seminar
  Mark Tuszynski , Department of Neurosciences, University of California - San Diego
  Bioengineered Guidance Channels in the Injured Spinal Cord
Friday, November 06 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  David Umulis , Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  Organism-scale Modeling of early Drosophila Patterning Via Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
Friday, November 13 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Christopher D, Lima , Structural Biology, Sloan-Kettering Institute
  Structural Insights to Post-Translation Modification by SUMO, a Ubiquitin-llke Protein
Friday, November 20 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Greg Gibson , The School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland
  Geographical Genomics of Human Gene Expression Variation
Friday, December 04 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Curtis Callan , Department of Physics, Princeton University
  Is There a Theoretical Physics of Life? Case Studies in the Search for Mathematical Principles in the Data of Modern Biology
Friday, December 11 Engineering Seminar
  S. Patrick Walton , Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University
  Biomolecular Engineering of siRNA Therapeutics

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Lisa Lapidus, Physics & Astronomy lapidus@pa.msu.edu
Jeffrey Schenker, Mathematics jeffrey@math.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.msu.edu
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

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Spring 2006;   Fall 2005;   Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;   Spring 2004;  
Fall 2003;   Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001