FSU - Biological Science

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 (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; participants receive temporary tatoos and stickers. If interested, please register at https://idigbio.doodle.com/poll/udraikga6iipb4hg. For more information, contact the organizer, Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu).

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