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at Florida State University

BioNotes, 14-09-08

BioNotes

September 8 through September 12, 2014


Tuesday, September 9, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, Investigating functional and regulatory diversity in an enzyme superfamily, Dr. Patrick A. Frantom, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Host: Dr. Brian G. Miller.

Wednesday, September 10, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Gustatory processing in the Drosophila brain," Dr. Kristin Scott, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley. There will also be a Graduate Student Lunch with Dr. Scott on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in PDB A204. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs are invited.

Thursday, September 11, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "DNA replicons for plant genome engineering: discussion of Baltes et al., The Plant Cell, Jan 17, 2014, doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119792," Dr. Hank W. Bass, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, September 11, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Using biogeography to understand the ecology and fisheries management of California sheephead," Dr. Scott Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University, Moss Landing, CA. Host: Robert Ellis.

Friday, September 12, 10:00 am, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Individual differences in sensory processing in the Rattus as assessed through the bimodal preferences profile for the artificial sweetner Sucralose: do rats have a 'sweet tooth'?," Gregory Loney, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Lisa Eckel.

Friday, September 12, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Ocean acidification in California kelp forests: from seaweeds to rockfish," Dr. Scott Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University, Moss Landing, CA. Host: Robert Ellis.

Saturday, September 13 – Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, R. K. Godfrey Herbarium, 100 BIO—DIGITAL IMAGING BLITZ FOR FSU'S HERBARIUM Your help is needed to digitize 3000 Florida specimens in one day! Work one or two half-day shifts in one of three teams of 5-6 people, receive a free commemorative water bottle and enjoy a unique service-learning experience. If interested, please register. The event is sponsored by iDigBio (www.idigbio.org) and the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (http://sernec.appstate.edu/)and organized by Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu), Libby Ellwood, and Gil Nelson. Volunteers from both FSU and the broader community are welcome.

Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am, 2057 KIN—APPLYING FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Dr. Alan Lemmon (Department of Scientific Computing), Dr. Emily Lemmon, and Dr. Emily DuVal (both Department of Biological Science), previous NSF GRF awardees, host a workshop on how to successfully apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides three years of stipend and cost-of-education allowance to successful applicants. See the Fellowship website for more information,and qualifications for eligibility. The workshop will cover strategies for writing a strong and outstanding proposal, examples of successful and unsuccessful proposals, and more. coffe e and bagels will be provided by the Department of Biological Science. To reserve a spot at the workshop,sign up online. Contact Emily DuVal with questions. Senior undergraduates, first- and second-year graduate students in the sciences and engineering are welcome; please spread the word.


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