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BioNotes, 13-11-04


November 4 through November 8, 2013

Monday, November 4, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Identification of host factors required for hepatitis c virus infection using stem cell-derived hepatocytes," Xianfang Wu, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Hengli Tang.

Monday, November 4, 4:00 pm, 2057 KIN—PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION, "Funding your graduate research." Discussion leaders: Dr. Emily H. DuVal, Caroline Stahala,Joshua Grinath,, Dept. of Biological Science, FSU. Open to anyone interested. For information contact: Dr. David Houle

Tuesday, November 5, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Protein dynamics and enzyme function: theory and experiment," Dr. Steven D. Schwartz, University of Arizona, Tucson. Host: Dr. Wei Yang.

Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 pm, Askew Student Life Center Theater—5+2 DAYS OF OPENING MINDS, "Across the Universe: Tales of Mystery and Imagination from the Fascinating World of Modern Physics," Dr. Mark Riley, Department of Physics, FSU. Host: 5+2 Days of Opening Minds seminar series.

Thursday, November 7, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Nonlegumes respond to rhizobial nod factors by suppressing the innate immune response, Science 341: 1384-1387 ," Hajeewaka Mendis, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, November 7, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Impact of protein flexibility on protein evolution," Dr. Cindy Schulenberg, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurch, Switzerland. Host: Dr. Brian G. Miller, FSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Thursday, November 7, 3:30 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEETING.

Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm, 1024 KIN—FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING, "Plants and fire in Florida: what old pines and other native plants tell us about the history of fire in Florida," Dr. Jean Huffman, Research Associate, Louisiana State University. Social hour begins at 7:00 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., presentation at 7:45 p.m. There will also be a field trip: Saturday, November 9, 2013, half-day to Greenwood Plantation south of Thomasville, Georgia. Limited to 25 FNPS members; contact fnpsmagnoliach@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, November 8, 2:00 pm, 499 DSL—SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR & MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE, "The integration of artificial neural networks and geometric morphometrics to classify teeth from Carcharhinus sp.," K. James Soda, Department of Scientific Computing, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Dennis E. Slice.

Friday, November 8, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Investigating the causes of sudden spatial shifts in oyster abundance and traits in a NE Florida estuary," Hanna Garland, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Host: Dr. Don R. Levitan.

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