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BioNotes, 18-09-03


September 3 through September 7, 2018

Tuesday, September 4 – Tuesday, September 4, 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 2057 KIN—TCGA TALK, "DNA replication timing: discovery of the first early replication control elements," Jesse Turner, Cell and Molecular Biology Group, Department of Biological Science,, Florida State University. Host: The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association (TCGA), Florida State University.

Thursday, September 6 – Thursday, September 6, 3:30 am – 3:30 am, 1024 KIN—FACULTY MEETING

Thursday, September 6 – Thursday, September 6, 8:30 am – 8:30 am, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "The effects of sperm environment on the evolution of gamete traits in Ciona robusta," Ellen Kosman, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Don Levitan.

Thursday, September 6 – Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING, "Climate-wise landscaping - practical solutions for a sustainable future," Ginny Stibolt, Gardener and author. Host: Magnolia Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Socializing begins at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and presentation at 7:45. Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 7 – Friday, September 7, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The light and dark side of red tides: a physiological perspective on how cellular photosynthesis and carbon acquisition can lead to sustained blooms of Karenia brevis," Dr. Sven Kranz, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Daniel Okamoto, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Saturday, September 8 – Saturday, September 8, 8:00 am – 8:00 am, 1024 KIN—NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WORKSHOP Dr. Alan Lemmon (Dept. Scientific Computing), Dr. Emily Lemmon, Dr. Sophie McCoy and Dr. Blake Jones (Dept. Biological Science), offer a workshop for senior undergraduates, first and second year graduate students in the sciences and engineering, on how to apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides three years of stipend (at least $34,000 per year), and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to successful applicants. Workshop includes panel discussion with recent graduate student awardees, examples of successful and unsuccessful proposals and reviews, details of applying, strategies for writing a strong proposal, tips for making your proposal stand out, and many other topics. To reserve a spot at the workshop, RSVP by filling out the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYgpGh2bX1K88gZoz4R2BG dibG7xPi_RcZRdoWLfO2RBexDQ/viewform?c=0&w=1. Contact Emily Lemmon at chorusfrog@bio.fsu.edu with questions. Prior to the workshop, students please look at the fellowship website for information (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/) and to verify that you are eligible to apply (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/eligibility).

Saturday, September 8 – Saturday, September 8, 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory Auditorium—FSUCML WORKSHOP, "Exploring nature: evening at the edge of the sea ," Katrina Bayliss, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory. A hands-on introduction to Gulf Coast ecology, with visit to the touch tanks and nature walk at the water edge (bring your wading shoes) as well as lecture and discussion. Repeats September 22. Registration for each session closes one week before the session. $15 per person. Register online.

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