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BioNotes, 15-03-23


March 23 through March 27, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Tumor hotspot hypothesis: how pro-tumor cells start tumorigenisis," Dr. Yoichiro Tamori, Structural Biology Center, National Institute of Genetics, Japan. Host: Dr. Wu-Min Deng.

Tuesday, March 24, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY STUDENT SEMINAR, "Design and development of drug bound nanoparticles targeting a unique modulator of metabolism in the olfactory bulb," Austin Schwartz. Host: Dr. Debra A. Fadool.

Tuesday, March 24, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY STUDENT SEMINAR, "Elucidating the mechanism of M2 proton channel inhibition using solid-state NMR to aid in design of compounds with broad specificity," Anna Kozlova Wright. Host: Dr. Timothy A. Cross.

Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Finding the entrance to an enzyme active site: lipoxygenase," Miles Bradshaw, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Betty Jean Gaffney.

Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Memory reactivation in awake and sleep states," Dr. Matthew A. Wilson, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Graduate students, undergrads and postdocs are also invited to lunch and discussion with Dr. Wilson from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in A204 PDB.

Thursday, March 26, 10:00 am, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Stimulation of Drosophila immune system alters nucleosome occupancy and sensitivity," Yingxue Ren, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Major Professors: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes and Dr. Jonathan H. Dennis

Thursday, March 26, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Enzymatic transition states in drug design and chemistry," Dr. Vern L. Schramm, National Academy of Sciences member; Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY. Host: Dr. Peter Fajer.

Thursday, March 26, 1:15 pm, 3075 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, TBA, TBA.

Thursday, March 26, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Eco-evolutionary dynamics in models, bottles and nature," Dr. Nelson Hairston, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Host: Dr. Thomas Miller.

Friday, March 27, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Species trees, phylogeographic inference, and conservation: harnessing high-throughput sequencing for studies of North American chorus frogs," Lisa Barrow, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Emily Lemmon.

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am, 1058 KIN—TRANSCRIPTION BLITZ FOR THE ROBERT K. GODFREY HERBARIUM-- FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium seeks participants to transcribe labels of 2000 plant specimens using the online site Notes from Nature (www.notesfromnature.org). Botany experience not needed, typing skills helpful.To keep things interesting, there will be a different game each hour, with small prizes for winners and a native plant raffle at the end. Snacks and drinks provided for mid-morning outdoor break; all-day participants receive a reusable lunch bag. If interested, please register at https://idigbio.doodle.com/hxwxsdi89tuwt7du. For more information, contact the organizers, Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu) and Libby Ellwood

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