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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* Refreshments to be served *

UMD Weekly Seminars: April 14 - 18, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014

Title: "Investigating Health Care Utilization Among Low-Income Adults in Duluth, Minnesota"
Speakers: Karin Knutson, Christopher Knapp, Nathaniel Guimont, Brittany Vaplon [Medical Students, University of Minnesota Medical School]. Abby Steele, Meena Murugappan [Pharmacy Students, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy]
Time/Place: 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, School of Medicine, Room 130
Host: DMRI, fkimmes@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8513

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Title: "RPN13 as a Target for Cancer Therapy"
Speaker: Richard Roden, Ph.D., Co-Director of Viral Oncology, Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University
Time/Place: 12 PM / SMed 263 (via ITV)
Host: MCC, Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Title: "Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle"
Speaker: ASME Design Team
Time/Place: Noon / Engineering Building 290
Host: Gana Natarajan, SCSE, MIE, 726-8825, natar013@d.umn.edu

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Title: "Remote Sensing of Water: Mixing Measurements and Models"
Speaker: Nick Tufillaro
Time/Place: 11:00 am / MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124 umdphys@d.umn.edu

Title: "American Indian Health/Medication Survey"
Speaker: Michelle Johnson-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 (and 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall)
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Title: "Exploring Community Members' Views, Values, Benefits, and Barriers to Traditional Food Practices: A PhotoVoice Project"
Speaker: Miigis Gonzalez, PhD Student, Graduate Program in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM / 160 Life Science (and 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall)
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, April 18, 2014

Title: "Phenoxazinone Synthase (PHS) Activity of Azurin Variants"
Speaker: Garrett Stoddard, master student, UMD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / Chem 200
Host: Steven Berry, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7087, smberry@d.umn.edu

Title: "TBD"
Speaker: Anika Rannikko, master student, UMD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / Chem 200
Host: Anne Hinderliter, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7062, ahinderl@.umn.edu

Title: "Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Glycolysis Inhibitors for Cancer Therapy"
Speaker: Michael Williams, master student, UMD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / Chem 200
Host: Venkatram Mereddy, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6766, vmereddy@d.umn.edu

Title: "Degree-Days: A New Old Paradigm for Understanding Temperature Effects on Fish"
Speaker: Dr. Paul Venturelli, assistant professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 3:15 PM/185 LSci
Host: Briana Gross, SCSE, Biology, 726-7722, blgross@d.umn.edu

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