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Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology & Modeling Seminars.

Spring 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, January 15 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Claus Wilke, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
  Selection for Accurate and Efficient Gene Expression
Friday, January 22 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Steven Cundiff, JILA / University of Colorado-Boulder
  Optical Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures
Friday, January 29 Engineering Seminar
  Kelvin Lee, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
  Enhancing Protein Secretion: the Old, the New and the Unexpected
Friday, February 12 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Sunney Xie, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  Life at the Single Molecule Level
Friday, February 19 Engineering Seminar
  Scott Banta, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
  Protein Engineering for Biosensors and Biofuel Cells
Friday, March 5 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Angel Garcia, Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Simulations of the Folding/Unfolding Thermodynamics of Proteins
Friday, March 19 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Martha Bulyk, Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School
  Transcription Factor-DNA Interactions: cis Regulatory Codes in the Genome
Friday, March 26 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Tamar Schlick, Dept. of Chemistry & Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  Adventures in Computational Biology
Friday, April 2 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Karl Broman, Dept. of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Mapping QTL to a Phylogenetic Tree
Friday, April 9 Engineering Seminar
  Kyongbum Lee, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA
  Metabolic Engineering of Cellular Energy (In)efficiency
Friday, April 16 Engineering Seminar
  John Pierce, DuPont Applied BioSciences Technology, Delaware
  Theory and Empiricism in Metabolic Engineering for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
Friday, April 23 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Tatyana Sharpee, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  Maximally Informative Input/Output Functions in Biological Networks
Friday, April 30 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Carl Frieden, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington Univ.
  Differentiating the Isoforms of the ApolipoproteinE Family of Proteins
Friday, May 7 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Devarajan Thirumalai, Institute of Physical Science & Technology, Univ. of Maryland
  Global Simplicity and Hidden Complexity in the Functions of Biological Machines
Friday, May 14 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Raymond Carroll, Dept. of Statistics, Texas A&M University
  Robust Powerful Methods for Understanding Gene-Gene and Gene-Environment Interactions
Friday, May 21 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jose Onuchic, Dept. of Physics, University of California at San Diego
  The Energy Landscape for Folding and Molecular Machines
Friday, May 28 Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminar
  Ronald Johnson, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  Rapid Kinetic Analysis of Transcription Elongation as Catalyzed by RNA Polymerase

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