The mission of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC) is to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research in life sciences and to act as a catalyst for promoting interaction, exchanging of ideas and collaboration among life science researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
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ILSC Monthly Seminar: Thurs., May 1, 2014
Protein Stability and Folding Kinetics in Living Cells
Speaker: Martin Gruebele
James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biophysics and Computational Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time/Place: Thursday, May 1, 2014; 3:00 PM / 130 SMed
Abstract: The free energy landscape of proteins has relatively small ups and down and is therefore subject to modulation by the external environment. Many proteins operate within compartments of the cell in vivo, so we ask: how do cells modulate both protein folding and, therefore, protein functions? Several temperature modulation techniques will be described and used to study unfolding, refolding and stochastic dynamics of proteins in cellular compartments. The temperature dependence of protein folding in cells will be discussed and compared to in vitro work. Protein-protein interactions, such as heat-shock chaperoning in vivo, will also be discussed.
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Title: "Translational Research into the Role of Stress and Anxiety in Drug and Alcohol Addiction"
Speaker: Dr. Matt Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM / School of Medicine Room 142
Host: MSD, Duluth Medical Research Institute, 726-8513, fkimmes@d..umn.edu
Title: "Targeting Oncogenic Kinase Signaling with Covalent Inhibitors"
Speaker: Nathanael S. Gray, Principal Investigator, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Time/Place: 12:15 – 1:15 PM, 144 Life Science / Room 105, 717 Delaware Street
Host: Chemical Biology Initiative
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Title: "The Goldilocks Zone: The Importance of Telomeres That Are Neither Too Short nor Too Long"
Speaker: Lea Harrington, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Telomere, Length Homeostasis and Genomic Instability Research Unit, IRIC, Full Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montreal
Time/Place: 12 PM / SMed 263 (via ITV)
Host: MCC, Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series, 726-6354, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Title: "Innovative Approaches to Redefining Global Indigenous Health"
Speaker: Derek Jennings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program
Title: "Product Liability"
Speaker: Bob Feyen, director, MEHS Program, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMD
Time/Place: Noon / Engineering Building 290
Host: Gana Natarajan, SCSE, MIE, 726-8825, email@example.com
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium:
Title: "What is Theoretical Computer Science?"
Speaker: Karl Wimmer, Mathematics, Duquesne University, (UMD graduate)
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / MonH 203
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE, Mathematics, 726-7576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: "Thorium Nuclear Power: Climate Change Killer for the 21st Century"
Speaker: George Erickson, Vice President of American Humanist Association, A Member of Concerned Scientists, A Member of Thorium Energy Alliance
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / Life Science 175
Host: Jim Miller, SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-6582, email@example.com
Title: "Carbon Accumulation Rates Measured at Bog Lake Fen-Contemporary Versus Historical Records"
Speaker: Professor Donna Olson, USDA Forest Service
Time / Place: 3:30 PM, Life Science 175
Host: Christina Gallup, SCSE, Geological Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 726-8984
Friday, March 7, 2014
Title 1:"Acid Mediated Imidiation of Silyl Enol Ethers Using a Hypervalent Reagent"
Speaker 1: Steven Koski, master student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth
Title 2: Synthesis of Diaryliodonium Salts for use in Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
Speaker 2: Brent Kastern, master student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / Chem 200
Host: Viktor Zhdankin, SCSE, Chem/Biochem, 726-6902, email@example.com
Title: "Communication networks in bats"
Speaker: Michael Smotherman, associate professor, Texas A&M University
Time/Place: 3:15 PM / 185 LSci
Host: Christine Schwartz, post doctoral associate, SCSE, Biology, 726-7705, firstname.lastname@example.org