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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 2015 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).
Select seminar date to see schedule for meeting with the seminar speaker.

Friday, September 4 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Andrew D. Baczewski, Sandia National Laboratories
  Modeling Real-Time Electron-Ion Dynamics Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory
Friday, September 11 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Santiago Schnell, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School
  Sex, Reward or Death (in Fruit Flies)
Friday, September 18 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Sophia Lunt, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
  Cancer Metabolomics
Friday, September 25 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Steven Girvin, Department of Physics, Yale University
  Quantum Money, Information and Computation
Friday, October 2 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Thorsten Dieckmann, Biophysical Chemistry, University of Waterloo
  Molecular Recognition and Catalysis in Ribonucleic Acids
Friday, October 9 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Edward Lyman, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy and Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware
  Title TBA
Friday, October 16
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
(This talk will be rescheduled for Spring Semester 2016)
  Haijun Gong, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Saint Louis University
  Statistical Inference and Model Checking in Systems Biology
Friday, October 23 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Shirley Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health
  Data-Mining for Cancer Gene Expression
Friday, October 30 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Nancy Makri, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  The Classical and Quantum Mechanism of Decoherence and the Quantum-Classical Path Integral Formulation
Friday, November 6 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Herbert Levine, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Rice University
  Phenotypic Transitions en route to Metastasis — Can Theory Help?
Friday, November 13 Engineering Seminar
  Ali Javey, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley
  2D Semiconductor Electronics: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities
Friday, November 20 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Sui Huang, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle
  Critical State Transitions: Rebellious Cells and Why it is So Hard to Eradicate Cancer Cells
Friday, December 4 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Maja Bucan, Genetics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  Family-Based Analysis of Bipolar Disorder in a Genetic Isolate
Friday, December 11 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Deirdre Meldrum, Department of Electrical Engineering in School of Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering, Arizona State University and Director, Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University
  Biosignature Discovery

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Carlo Piermarocchi, Physics & Astronomy carlo@pa.msu.edu
Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy ghosh@pa.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Richard Lunt, Chemical Engineering & Material Science rlunt@egr.msu.edu
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
George Mias, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease gmias@msu.edu
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu

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