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Indiana University Bloomington

Work by biochemists increasingly forms the basis of new techniques and treatments employed by physicians to treat disease; in IU's Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department, our priority area is structural virology and virus assembly.

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Biochemistry Seminar Series

Fridays in CH 033 at 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

To propose a guest speaker, please contact a co-chair of the seminar series:

  • MCB: Prof. Adam Zlotnick
  • Chemistry: Prof. Charles Dann III
  • Biology or Med. Science: Prof. Adam Zlotnick and Prof. Charles Dann III

Fall 2014

Aug 29 Labor Day - No Seminar
Sept 5 Charles Dann III (Indiana University) "Structural and Biochemical Strategies for Therapeutic Development" Host: Giedroc
Sept 12 Wendy Maury (University of Iowa) “The Role of TIM Proteins in Ebola Virus Entry” Host: Tuli
Sept 19 Richard Condit (University of Florida) "Post-Initiation Events in Poxvirus Late Gene Transcription" Host: Zlotnick
Sept 26 James Berger (Johns Hopkins University) Title: TBA Host: Bell
Oct 3 Annual Inorganic Alumni Symposium
Oct 10 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Oct 11 5th Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biotechnology
Catherine Drennan
(HHMI and MIT) Title: TBA
Phillip S. Low
(Purdue University) Title: TBA
Michael A. Weiss (Case Western Reserve University) Title: TBA
Xiaowei Zhuang (HHMI and Harvard) Title: TBA

Oct 17 Nick Grossoehme (Winthrop University) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc
Oct 24 Chuck Sindelar (Yale University) Title: TBA Host: Cochran
Oct 31 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Nov 7 Millie Georgiadis (IU School of Medicine--IUPUI) Title: TBA Host: Dann
Nov 14 Kim Lewis (Northeastern University) "An NIH-funded position in Molecular Microbiology to study persister cells responsible for multidrug tolerance of bacterial biofilms" Host: Zlotnick
Nov 21 Anthony Schwacha (University of Pittsburgh) Title: TBA Host: Bochman
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 Jens Woehnert (Goethe University-Frankfurt) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc
Dec 12 William Clemons (CalTech) Title: TBA Host: Dann
Dec 19 Faculty Search
Dec 26 Winter Break

Spring 2015

Jan 2 Winter Break
Jan 9 Winter Break
Jan 16 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Jan 23 Jared Shaw (UC-Davis) "Multicomponent Approaches to Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology" Host: Pohl
Jan 30 TBA () Title: Host: TBA
Feb 6 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 13 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 20 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Feb 27 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Mar 6 Ernesto Fuentes (Iowa) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc
Mar 13 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
Mar 20 Spring Break
Mar 27 Floyd Romesberg (The Scripps Research Institute) Title: TBA Host: Thielges
April 3 Ekaterina Heldwein (Tufts University) Title: TBA Host: Tuli
April 10 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
April 17 TBA () Title: TBA Host: TBA
April 24 Steve Johnson (IUPUI) Title: TBA Host: Chen
May 1 Matthew Cordes (University of Arizona) Title: TBA Host: Giedroc


BMB Research Club Series

Wednesdays at 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. in SI 001
(unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2014:

Aug 27 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 3 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 10 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 17 TBA () Title: TBA
Sept 24 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 1 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 8 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 15 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 22 TBA () Title: TBA
Oct 29 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 5 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 12 Alan Moore (Tuli) Title: TBA
Nov 19 TBA () Title: TBA
Nov 26 TBA () Title: TBA
Dec 3 TBA () Title: TBA
Dec 10 TBA () Title: TBA

Spring 2015:

Jan 14 TBA () Title: TBA
Jan 21 Meredith Krodel (Prieto) "TBA"
Jan 28 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 4 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 11 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 18 TBA () Title: TBA
Feb 25 TBA () Title: TBA
March 4 TBA () Title: TBA
Mar 11 TBA () Title: TBA
Mar 25 TBA () Title: TBA
April 1 TBA () Title: TBA
April 8 TBA () Title: TBA
April 15 TBA () Title: TBA
April 22 TBA () Title: TBA
April 29 TBA () Title: TBA


Upcoming Ph.D. Defense/Upcoming MA Defense/Prelims

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Aug 22
SI 001
Xiaohui Gao (Dann) "Exploration of c-di-GMP Signaling in B.Subtilis"  
Sept 16
SI 001
Yi Pan (Chen)"In vitro and in vivo Studies of an Agobacterium Tumefaciens Transcriptional Factor BlcR"  

Masters Defense:

TBA TBA () Title: TBA  


Oct 2
SI 001
Ryan Over (Michaels) "TBA"  
Oct 27
SI 001
Kayla Bell (Cochran) "TBA"  
Oct 28
JH 102
Andrew Elliott (Shaw) "TBA"