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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 14-10-27


October 27 through October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 1:00 pm, KLB 112—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Thick filament origins of cross-bridges in rigor insect flight muscle," Claudia Arkelian, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Kenneth A. Taylor.

Tuesday, October 28, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, Phosphomimetic peptide inhibitors of DNA repair: development, structure, and function, Dr. Matthew C. T. Hartman, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University. Host: Dr. Lei Zhu.

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 pm, 1400 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR , "Confidence metrics for identification of proteins, post-translational modifications (PTMs) and proteoforms," Dr. Naomi Brownstein, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee,FL. Host: Dr. Cathy W. Levenson.

Wednesday, October 29, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Predicting trophic cascades in an antagonistic/mutualistic web," Joshua Grinath, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Major Professors: Drs. Brian D. Inouye and Nora Underwood.

Wednesday, October 29, 2:00 pm, 1302 COM—CENTER FOR GENOMICS AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE SEMINAR, "Genomics and systems biology studies on cancer stem cells," Dr. Ming Zhan, Chief of Bioinformatics, Methodist Hospital Research Institute,Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, TX. Host: Dr. David M. Gilbert, Department of Biological Science. Dr. Zhan is a candidate for Director of the newly-formed Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Students and post-docs interested in attending the lunch and discussion following the seminar should contact Surjyendu Ray in Michelle Arbeitman’s laboratory.

Wednesday, October 29, 5:30 pm, Askew Student Life Center Theater—5+2 DAYS OF OPENING MINDS, "The birth of natural philosophy and its prodigal son: science," Sir Harold Kroto, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU. Host: 5+2 Days of Opening Minds seminar series, GEOSET Studios and FSU Chemistry.

Thursday, October 30, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Understanding meiotic crossover control in plants: a discussion of Duroc et al. (2014) PLoS Genetics, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004674," Hardeep Gumber, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, October 30, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "A systems approach to dissecting C4 photosynthetic differentiation in the grasses," Dr. Thomas Brutnell, Director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO. Host: Dr. Hongchang Cui.

Friday, October 31, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The longleaf pine‐bunchgrass ecosystem, the redcockaded woodpecker, prescribed fire, and calcium," Dr. Francis C. James, Professor Emerita, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University. Host: Dr. David Houle.

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