Traditionally distinct scientific disciplines are merging to create new opportunities.
Share the excitement and challenge through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in Science at the Edge.

A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).

Spring Semester 2018 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 19  
  Raluca Gordân, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University
  Sibling Rivalry in Transcription Factor Families
Friday, January 26  
  Brian Gulbransen, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University
  Intercellular Communication as a Basis for Understanding Complex Organ Functions
Friday, February 2  
  Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, and National Institues of Health
  Understanding Evolution in the Postgenomic Era: Are There Tectonic Shifts?
Friday, February 9  
  Simon Kuhn, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Leuven
  Electrification of Chemical Industry: Novel Flow Reactors for the Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Friday, February 16  
  Aaditya Rangan, Courant Institue of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  Covariate-Corrected Low-Rank Biclustering Methods for Gene-Expression and GWAS Data
Friday, February 23  
  Amit Singer, Princeton University
  Mathematics for Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Friday, March 16  
  Richard Bonneau, Director, NYU Center for Data Science; Biology and Computer Science, New York University
  Modeling Protein Structure and Biological Networks
Friday, March 23
(Cancelled / Postponed until Fall Semester)
  Jef Boeke, Director, Institute for Systems Genetics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University
  Designing a Eukaryotic Genome from the Bottom Up
Friday, March 30  
  Sara Roccabianca, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
  Inter-constituent interaction in soft biological tissues: What do cells really feel?
Friday, April 6  
  Sangbae Kim, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Bio Inspired Robotics – MIT Cheetah Robot: A New Design Paradigm for Physical Interaction
Friday, April 13  
  Yuanfeng Guan, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, University of Michigan
  Machine Learning: From Genomics to Images
Friday, April 20  
  Jay Narayan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University
  Q-Carbon Discovery and High-Temperature Superconductivity in B-Doped Q-Carbon
Friday, April 27  
  Karen Guillemin, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon
  Teaming with Microbes: Lessons from the Zebrafish Intestine

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

Further information on some seminars may be found at:

To add yourself to (or remove yourself from) the Science at the Edge announcement mailing list, go to
and fill in your Name and E-mail information.

Prior semesters:    Fall 2017;   Spring 2017;   Fall 2016;   Spring 2016;   Fall 2015;   Spring 2015;  
Fall 2014;   Spring 2014;   Fall 2013;   Spring 2013;   Fall 2012;   Spring 2012;   Fall 2011;  
Spring 2011;   Fall 2010;   Spring 2010;   Fall 2009;   Spring 2009;   Fall 2008;   Spring 2008;  
Fall 2007;   Spring 2007;   Fall 2006;   Spring 2006;   Fall 2005;   Spring 2005;   Fall 2004;  
Spring 2004;   Fall 2003;   Spring 2003;   Fall 2002;   Fall 2001;   Spring 2001