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BioNotes, 22-04-04


April 4 through April 8, 2022

Monday, April 4 – Monday, April 4, 10:15 am – 10:15 am, Zoom—THESIS DEFENSE, "Characterization of the subcellular localization of ORF52/KicGAS and functional roles during the life cycles of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus," Siming (Max) Ma, Department of Bioological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu. Join on Zoom:https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98205029499

Tuesday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 5, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, 112 KLB—STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR, "CryoEM of tiny membrane proteins: thoughts from a case study of the 24kD HBV surface antigen," Dr. Xinghong Dai, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Wednesday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, hybrid: 1400 COM and Zoom—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR, "Engineering extracellular vescicles of human stem cells for treating neurological disorders," Dr. Yan Li, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Host: Dr. Yue Julia Wang, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University. Join in person at the Durell Peaden Auditorium (Room 1400) And through Zoom at: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/97263432416 Meeting ID: 972 6343 2416Password required; contact ryan.teston@med.fsu.edu to request it.

Wednesday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 6, 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Hybrid —TCGA TALK, "To understand the conformational heterogeneity of sulfite reductase," Nidhi Walia, Stroupe lab, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: The Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association. Join in person in room 1024 KIN, or on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/91576314573.

Wednesday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 6, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Zoom—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Function and dysfunction of the glomerular microcircuitrry in the olfactory bulb," Dr. Nathan E. Schoppa, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Host: Dr. Debra A. Fadool, Department of Biological science and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University. Join on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/226171037

Thursday, April 7 – Thursday, April 7, 10:30 am – 10:30 am, 2021 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Cytogenetics and evolution revealing new features of the maize heterochromatic knobs," Prof. Mateus Mondin-Mudinho, Department of Genetics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Host: Dr. Henry W. (Hank) Bass, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Maize heterochromatic knobs are conspicuous structures visualized in the chromosomes. Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock famously used knobs to establish that genetic (linkage) recombination was based on meiotic chromosome crossovers. Knobs variability seems to correlate to biogeography clines and some phenotypic traits. Our research group derived near-isogenic inbred lines differing in knob composition, allowing isolation of possible effects restricted to these heterochromatic structures, mainly linked to flowering time. A search for the knob origin through the study of the satellite DNA K180 reveals an exciting connection between maize and its ancestors, including non-waited stability during evolution.

Thursday, April 7 – Thursday, April 7, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, TBA—FACULTY MEETING

Friday, April 8 – Friday, April 8, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, TBD—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Conserving biodiversity," Tanisha Williams. Host: Natasza Fontaine, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

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