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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 2010 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 3 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Jason Mezey, Dept. of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell Univ.
  Scalable Algorithms for Genome-wide Disease Locus Mapping and Gene Expression Network Analysis
Friday, September 10 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Jun Liu, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
  All about Interactions
Friday, September 17 Engineering Seminar
  Ziv Bar-Joseph, Machine Learning and Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  Reconstructing Dynamic Regulatory Networks in Multiple Species
Friday, September 24 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Leah Shaw, Department of Applied Science, College of William and Mary
  Epidemic Spread and Control in Adaptive Social Networks
Friday, October 1 Engineering Seminar
  M. Stanley Whittingham, Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
  Materials — The Technology Barrier to Advanced Batteries for Energy Storage
Friday, October 8 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  John Quackenbush, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University
  Science and Science Fiction Approaches to Network Modeling
Friday, October 15 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Thomas LaGrange, Condensed Matter and Materials Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  Imaging Rapid, Irreversible Phase Transformations with Nanosecond Time Resolved Transmission Electron Microscopy
Friday, October 22 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Petra Fromme, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
  "Star Wars" and Photosynthesis: First Proof of Principle for Femtoscond Crystallography of Photosynthetic Proteins May Revolutionize Structural Biology
Friday, October 29 Engineering Seminar
  Steven Ringel, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University
  Semiconductor Lattice Engineering for Solar Cells — Addressing the High-Efficiency Low-Cost Paradox for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Friday, November 5 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Gary Stormo, Department of Genetics, Washington University
  Specificity of Protein-DNA Interactions: Experimental and Computational Approaches
Friday, November 12 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  James Glazier, Department of Physics, Indiana University
  Multi-Cell Simulations of Biological Development and Disease
Friday, November 19 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Roy Welch, Department of Biology, Syracuse University
  The Genotype to Phenotype Problem: Reverse Engineering the Genetics of Pattern Formation in a Multicellular Prokaryote
Friday, December 3 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Robert Seiringer, Department of Mathematics, McGill University
  Hot Topics in Cold Gases — A Mathematical Physics Perspective
Friday, December 10 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Daniel Weinrich, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
  Predicting Microevolutionary Trajectories in Principle and in Practice

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 & Modeling 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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