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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 2015

Sept 4 Mindy Steiniger (University of Missouri-St. Louis)"Protein-Protein Interactions Required for Histone mRNA 3’ end Processing in Drosophila" Host: Hundley
Sept 18 Lois Pollack (Cornell University) "Pioneering New Methods for Exploring DNA or RNA Binding Partners" Host: Giedroc
Sept 25
2:30pm
SI 001
Dennis Discher (University of Pennsylvania) "Foreign vs Self Recognition of Materials & Cells by Macrophages" Host: Yan Yu
Sept 25 Inorganic Alumni Symposium
Oct 2 George Lorimer (UMD-College Park) "Optimizing Protein Folding with a Parallel-Processing, Iterative Annealing Machine" Host: Lingling
Oct 9 Fall Break-Watanabe Symposium on 10/10
Oct 16 Yong Xiong (Yale University)"TBA" Host: Niu
Oct 23 Brandt Eichman (Vanderbilt University)"TBA" Host: Bochman
Oct 30 Jianming Hu (Penn State University)"TBA" Host: Zlotnick
Nov 6 Rui Zhao (University of Colorado-Boulder)"TBA" Host: Giedroc
Nov 13 Tanja Kortemme (UCSF)"TBA" Host: Giedroc *Visit Co-sponsored by NIH-Funded QCB Training Program and IU MCB Department
Nov 20 Anna Kashina (University of Pennsylvania)"TBA" Host: Ke Hu
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4 Samy Meroueh (IU School of Medicine)"TBA" Host: Charles Dann
Dec 11 Kirill Afonin (UNC-Charlotte)"TBA" Host: Dragnea
Dec 18 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA

Spring 2016

Jan 15 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Jan 22 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Jan 29 MCB Faculty Search ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 5 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 12 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Feb 19 Caryn Outten (University of South Carolina)"TBA" Host: David Giedroc
Feb 26 Anja Bielinsky (University of Minnesota)"TBA" Host: Matt Bochman
Mar 4 Patrick Sung (Yale University)"TBA" Host: Niu
Mar 11 Sandra Weller (University of Connecticut)"TBA" Host: Tuli
Mar 18 Spring Break
Mar 25 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 1 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 8 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 15 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 22 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
Apr 29 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA
May 6 TBA ()"TBA" Host: TBA

BMB Research Club Series

Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in SI 001
(unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2015:

Aug 26 Vibhor Mishra (Pikaard) "Biochemical Features of RNA-DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE 2 (RDR2), an Enzyme Involved in Biogenesis of Precursors of 24nt Small RNAs"
Sept 2 Andrew Elliott (Shaw) "A Key Regulatory Step in Creating Plant Microtubule Array Patterns"
Sept 9 TBA () "TBA"
Sept 16 Chinnu Chandrasekhara (Pikaard) "TBA"
Sept 23 Uma Gabale (Ressl) "TBA"
Sept 30 Chinnu Chandrasekhara (Pikaard) "TBA"
Oct 7 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 14 Siobhan Deis (Dann) "TBA"
Oct 21 TBA () "TBA"
Oct 28 Megan Thielges (IU Department of Chemistry) "TBA"
Nov 4 Julia Martin (Giedroc) "TBA"
Nov 11 Daiana Capdevila (Giedroc) "TBA"
Nov 18 Haley Hoover (Kao) "TBA"
Dec 2 Quan Wang (Niu) "Regulation of Chromosome Crossover Formation in Eukaryotes"
Dec 9 Lye siang Lee (Zlotnick) "TBA"
Mar 9 Heidi Schindel (Bauer) "TBA"

 

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

Upcoming Ph.D. Defense:

Aug 5
10:00am
SI 001
Natasha Gebhart (Hardy) "The Identification and Characterization of RNA-Binding Proteins Involved in Alphavirus Replication"  
Aug 19
1:00pm
SI 001
Melissa Illingworth (Chen) "Activation of Folding Function of the Single Ring Groelsr"  
Sept 4
9:00am
SI 101
Joseph Kumka (Bauer) "Global Transcriptional Control of Photosynthetic and Aerobic Events in Rhodobacter Capsulatus"  

Masters Defense:

TBA TBA () "TBA"  

Prelims:

Aug 21
2:00pm
SI 001
David Dudek (Daleke) "ATP8A1, A P4-Type Atpase and Phosphatidylserine 'Flippase' with sn-1,2-Stereospecificity"  
Nov 10
1:30pm
SI 001
Cody Rogers (Bochman) "TBA"  
Nov 11
10:30am
CH C127
Benjamin Walker (Cochran) "TBA"  
Nov 12
1:00pm
SI 001
Hui Peng (Giedroc) "TBA"  
Nov 24
3:00pm
SI 001
Jiefei Wang (Giedroc) "TBA"  
Dec 1
2:00pm
SI 001
Brian Towell (Tuli) "TBA"  
Dec 9
2:30pm
CH C033
Yen-Pang Hsu (VanNieuwenhze) "TBA"  
Dec 11
1:00pm
SI 001
Michael Priestley (VanNieuwenhze) "TBA"