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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Friday, February 13, 2015

Title: "Advanced Fluorescent Amino-Acid and Nucleotide Analogues for Site-Selective Characterization of Protein-Nucleic Acid and Protein-Membrane Interactions"

Speaker: Dr. Yves Mely, Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 P.M., Kobilka Lecture Hall, Chem 200

Host: Dr. Ahmed Heikal, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7036,

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Title:  “Exploring Brain and Body Dynamics in Human Locomotion
Speaker:  Kristine Snyder, post-doctoral fellow, University of Michigan
Time/Place:  2:00-3:00PM / MWAH 191
Host:  Bruce Peckham, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-6188

Wednesday 18 February 2015
Title:  “Mechanics of Natural Biomaterials”
Speaker:  Victor Lai, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering, UMD
Time/Place:  12:00 – 12:50 p.m. / Engr 290
Host:  Ping Zhao, SCSE Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 726-8802,

Thursday 19 February 2015
Title:  “Envious of Your Neighbor? Why Some Archean Greenstone Belts are Metal-Rich and Some are not
Speaker:  Robert Lodge, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Time/Place:  4:00 p.m. / MWAH 191
Host: Christian Schardt, SCSE, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, 726-7899,

Friday 20 February 2015
Title:  "Exploring the Mechanism of Protein Birth"
Speaker:  Dr. Silvia Cavagnero, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Time/Place:  3:00pm / Kobilka Lecture Hall, Chem 200
Host:  Alessandro Cembran, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7794,


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