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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 2011 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 2 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Yingfu Li, Health Science Center, McMaster University
  Expanding the Function and Utility of Nucleic Acids
Friday, September 9 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Haixu Tang, Department of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
  Next Generation Software Tools for Next Generation Sequence Analysis
Friday, September 16 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Yuri Gorby, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  Bacterial Nanowires and Extracellular Electron Transfer
Friday, September 23 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Shizhong Xu, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside
  Using Genome-wide Marker Information to Detect Natural Selection
Friday, September 30 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Dan Voytas, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
  Precise Genome Engineering with Sequence-specific Nucleases
Friday, October 7 Engineering Seminar
  Arul Jayaraman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  Inter-kingdom Signaling in the GI Tract: There's a Lot of Talking Going On
Friday, October 14 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Rob Coalson, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  Modeling Permeation through Biological Ion Channels: A Physico-Chemical Perspective
Friday, October 21 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  David Houle, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
  Phenomics and the Genotype-phenotype Map
Friday, October 28 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Gianluca Ascolani, Laboratory IMNC, CNRS-UMR8165, Orsay, France
  Glioma Cells Exchanging Information Via Gap Junctions and Their Migration Process
Friday, November 4 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Smadar Ben Tabou de Leon, Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology
  Spatio-Temporal Information Processing in Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks
Friday, November 11 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Chris Xu, Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University
  Pushing the Limits of Biological Imaging Using Multiphoton Excitation
Friday, November 18 Engineering Seminar
  Justin Hanes, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  Drug Delivery to Mucosal Surfaces: Nanomedicines that Bypass the Mucus Barrier
Monday, November 21, 10:30 am
Joint Math/QB/GEDD Seminar
  Bob Eisenberg, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University
  Ionic Interactions in Biological Systems: a Variational Treatment
Friday, December 2 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jay Grate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Pore Network Microfluidic Habitats & Structures for the Visualization and Study of Microbial Communities & Carbon Sequestration
Friday, December 9 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Jonas Korlach, Pacific Biosciences, California
  Single-Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT™) Monitoring of Biomolecules: DNA Sequencing and Beyond

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy ghosh@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
C. Titus Brown, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease ctb@msu.edu

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