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.
ILSC Monthly Seminar: Thurs., May 9, 2013
Plant Populations in a Changing World
Speaker: Dr. Helen M. Alexander
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
Time/Place: Thursday, May 9, 2013; 3:00 PM / 130 SMed
Abstract: Plants dominate our world whether as crops, lawns, or natural vegetation; we are surrounded by "green." This vegetation is composed of distinct populations: plants of the same species with individuals of different sizes, ages, and genetic traits.
Dr. Alexander studies the population ecology of plants that are native to the Great Plains of North America. These species have undergone tremendous changes since Euro-American colonization. Some species are dependent on prairie habitat and their numbers have dramatically declined. Others have traits that allow them to persist despite major landscape changes.
Dr. Alexander highlights her research on the interface between natural and agricultural habitats. Using her work on the annual sunflower, she will discuss hybridization between crop and wild plants. She is also beginning a new research on viruses using switchgrass, a native plant and a potential biofuel crop. Her research goal is to use these systems to ask basic questions in ecology and evolutionary biology while also making general contributions to applied ecological research.
* Refreshments to be served *
UMD Weekly Seminars: May 6 - 10, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Title: "Prescribing Practice Changes in Scotland: A Review and Discussion of the Pharmacist Impact"
Speaker: Jane Camp, Non-Medical Prescribing Lead for the National Health Service of Scotland – Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Time/Place: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, 163/165 Life Science
Host: Center for Leading Healthcare Change
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
No seminars scheduled
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
No seminars scheduled
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Title: "PLM: An Introduction and What It May Mean to You"
Speaker: Lisa Nebel, Product Manager from PTC
Time/Place: 12: 00 noon / MWAH102
Host: Jing Bai, SCSE Electrical Engineering, 726-8606, firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: "Honors Colloquium III"
Speakers: Jinze Gu, Danielle Stewart, Can Jin
Time/Place: 3:00pm-4:00pm / Chemistry 150
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE Math & Stat, 726-7576, email@example.com
ILSC Monthly Seminar
Title: "Plant Populations in a Changing World"
Speaker: Professor Helen M. Alexander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / 130 SMed
Host: Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium, Julie Eterson, SCSE, Department of Biology
Title: "Mental Health"
Speaker: Maggie Kading, Pharm.D., Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate student, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 302 Heller Hall / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program
Friday, May 10, 2013
Title: "Temporal and Spatial Requirements for Nodal-Induced Head Mesendoderm in Anterior Neurulation"
Speaker: Ngawang Gonsar, IBS Masters Candidate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Time/Place: 3:15pm / 185 LSci
Host: Julie Etterson, SCSE Biology, 726-8110, email@example.com
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