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BioNotes, 13-10-14


October 14 through October 18, 2013

Monday, October 14, 10:30 am, 2057 KIN—, First Annual Bio/Neuro Postdoc Research Presentation Event and Oral Presentation Competition. , Department of Biolocial Science, FSU Host: Dr. Debra A. Fadool. Nine postdoctoral fellows will give 12-minute presentations on their research, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00p.m., with a prize awarded for best presentation.

Tuesday, October 15, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Structure, function and evolution of intrinsically disordered proteins," Dr. Gary W. Daughdrill, University of South Florida, Tampa. Host: Dr. Huan-Xiang Zhou.

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Evolutionary constraints on the anti-herbivore defense response of Solanum carolinense," David W. McNutt, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Nora Underwood.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 pm, 223B PDB—UF CENTER FOR SMELL AND TASTE SEMINAR SERIES VIA TELECOMMUNICATION TO FSU, "Olfaction/Parkinson's Disease," Dr. Richard L. Doty, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia. Host: Dr. Alan C. Spector.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Cohesion beyond sister chromatids," Dr. Hong-Guo Yu, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Host: Dr. Jamila Horabin.

Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 pm, 101 LOV—MATHEMATICS GAME THEORY & SOCIAL COMPLEXITY SEMINAR, "Dynamics and outcome of aggressive contests: mechanisms and evolutionary perspectives," Dr. Ryan L. Earley, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama. Host: Dr. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, Department of Mathematics, FSU. Abstract.

Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease: is it all in our head? Elucidating mechanisms of central metabolic control," Dr. Stefan Trapp, Imperial College, London, UK.

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 pm, 2057 KIN—PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION, "How to do well on prelims: Student perspective." Discussion leaders: Ilana Janowitz, Brooke Druliner, Zachary Boudreau, Dept. of Biological Science, FSU. All are welcome to attend. For information contact: Dr. David Houle

Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 pm, Askew Student Life Center Theater—5+2 DAYS OF OPENING MINDS, "The Educational Revolution and the GooYouWiki World," Sir Harold Kroto, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU. Host: 5+2 Days of Opening Minds seminar series.

Thursday, October 17, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Navigating genes and physiological processes of seed mineral nutrtion," Dr. Gokhan Hacisalihoglu, Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL.

Thursday, October 17, 11:15 am, A211 PDB—RUSHTON WORKSHOP, "Slice electrophysiology techniques," Dr. Stefan Trapp, Imperial College, London, UK. All members of the FSU community, including undergraduate students, are invited to attend this discussion of neuroscience methods.

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Sexual isolation, genetic architecture and the rapid origin of species," Dr. Kerry L. Shaw, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Host: Dr. Emily C. Moriarty Lemmon.

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 pm, 1400 MSB—COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS, Medical Student Research Fellowship Presentations. Presenters: Eric Branch, M2, Joshua Burns, M2, Hanna Lee, M2, Lindsey McAlarnen, M2, Mark Rohaus, M2.

Friday, October 18, 10:00 am, Room 103 Turnbull Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola St.—, NATURAL HISTORY AS INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION. Host: Dr. Walter R. Tschinkel. Presentations from 9 invited speakers commemorate the occasion of Dr. Tschinkel's retirement following 43 years at Florida State University. There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Contact Jen Kennedy to request the full program.

Friday, October 18, 3:30 pm, 101 CAR—EARTH, OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Fisheries issues in the Pacific in the 20th century ," Dr. Anne Lif Lund Jacobsen, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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