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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).

Spring 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, January 16 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Gregory Voth, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
  Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales
Friday, January 23 Engineering Seminar
  John Rogers, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
  Stretchy and Dissolvable Electronics for the Human Body
Friday, January 30 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Justin Lorieau, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
  Grapnels of the Influenza Virus: The Hemagglutinin Fusion Domain’s Structure and Function in Curving and Fusing Membranes on Infection
Friday, February 6 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Marija Vucelja, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University
  Emergence and Interference of Clones in Populations; Glassy Aspects of Evolution
Friday, February 13 Engineering Seminar
  C. Daniel Frisbie, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
  New Materials & Printing Processes for Flexible Electronics
Friday, February 20 Engineering Seminar
  Sue Carter, Physics Department, University of California at Santa Cruz
  The Future of Solar Energy after the Big Crash
Friday, February 27 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  George Mias, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
  Dynamic Omics Integration: a First Step Towards Personalized Medicine
Friday, March 6 Engineering Seminar
  Mercouri Kanatzidis, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
  Panoscopic all-scale architecturing for high performance thermoelectrics
Friday, March 20 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Adilson E. Motter, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University
  To What Extent Can Networks be Controlled? And What For?
Friday, March 27
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Stuart Kauffman, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
  The Genetic Regulatory System: Attractors as Cell Types and Criticality
Friday, April 3 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Blanton Tolbert, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
  Using Biophysics to Understand Mechanisms of HIV Replication
Friday, April 10 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Matthew Bennett, BioSciences, Rice University
  Designing Synthetic Multicellular Systems
Friday, April 17 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Steve Henikoff, Division of Basic Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  Chromatin Dynamics from an Epigenomic Perspective
Friday, April 24 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Mark Reimers, Michigan State University Neuroscience Program
  Balance between excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the human brain: data and models
Friday, May 1
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Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

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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