Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 15-10-19


October 19 through October 23, 2015

Monday, October 19, 12:00 pm, 1003 CSL—GWIS EVENT, "What I wish I knew about academia: a woman's perspective." Graduate student GWIS (Graduate Women In Science) hosts a panel discussion with FSU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) leaders Dr.Nancy Marcus (Dean of the Graduate School), Dr. Eriko Hironaka (Professor of Mathematics), Dr. Yan Yan Hu (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry), Dr. Ekaterina Maksimova (NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanography), and Jessica Baker (Ph.D. Candidate, Physics). Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, October 20, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Ligand-induced proton transfer and low-barrier hydrogen bond revealed by X-ray crystallography," Dr. Yu Chen, Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Host: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe.

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Structural and functional insights into the replication machinery of negative-sense RNA viruses," Dr. Sean Whelan, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA. Host: Dr. Hengli Tang.

Friday, October 23, 3:30 pm, 1003 CSL—EOAS COLLOQUIUM, "The world is my oyster: chemical signals and turbidity on oyster reefs," Dr. Lee Smee, Department of Life Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Corpus christi, TX. Host: Dr. David Thistle, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, FSU.

Friday, October 23, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "From crickets to whales: Explaining differences in animal acoustic communication systems," Dr. Jamie Gillooly, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Host: Dr. Scott Burgess.

Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 24, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1058 KIN—WEDIGBIO 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 ( 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; participants receive temporary tatoos and stickers. If interested, please register at For more information, contact the organizer, Austin Mast (

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