Science at the Edge Seminars, Spring 2003

Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge

Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars, and Engineering Seminars.

Spring Semester 2003 @ Michigan State University
  • Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
  • Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building.
Friday, January 17
(Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars)

SMichael E. Mackay, Michigan State University

Nanotechnology and Polymers

Tuesday, January 21
(Center for Biological Modeling Seminar)

Shariar Mobashery, Wayne State University

Antibacterials as Wonder Drugs and How Their Effectiveness is Being Compromised

Friday, January 31
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Rawle Hollingsworth, Michigan State University Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

A Glycochemistry Revolution and its Implications for the Structure and Properties of Drugs Through Advanced Materials

Friday, February 7
(Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars)

Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University

An Emerging Role for Polymer Nanocomposites: Novel Reaction Media and Separation Membranes

Friday, February 14
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Seth Fraden, Brandeis University

Engineering Entropy: Progress and Puzzles

Friday, February 21
(Center for Biological Modeling Seminar)

Richard A. Blevins, Director of Bioinformatics, Merck & Company

Deep Genome Data Mining - Applications in Drug Discovery

Friday, February 28
(Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars)

Rob Carpick, University of Wisconsin

New Insights into Friction: Nano-Scale Studies Using Scanning Probe Microscopy

Friday, March 14
(Center for Biological Modeling Seminar)

Wayne Anderson, Northwestern University

Structural Genomics and the Accelerating Pace of Structural Biology

Friday, March 21
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Bart Selman, Cornell University

Connections Between Statistical Physics and Computational Complexity

Friday, March 28
(Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars)

Andrea Chow, Caliper Technologies

Lab-on-a-Chip: Development and Applications

Friday, April 4
(Engineering Interdisciplinary Seminars)

Ron Larson, University of Michigan

DNA in Microflows

Friday, April 11
(Center for Biological Modeling Seminar)

Laurence Florens, The Scripps Research Institute

A Proteomic View of the Malaria Parasite Life Cycle

Friday, April 18
(Center for Biological Modeling Seminar)

Gregory Voth, University of Utah

The Computer Simulation of Proton Transport in Biomolecular Systems

Friday, April 25
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Michael Deem, Rice University

Natural Evolution, Disease, and Localization in the Immune System

Friday, May 02
(Campus Theory Seminar)

Bill Rossen, University of Texas, Austin

Application of Percolation Concepts to Foam Flow Through Porous Media

Seminar Organizers:

Engineering Seminars:

Quantitative Biology and Modeling Seminars

  • Michael Feig, Quantitative Biology and Modeling Initiative

Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars: