Events Archive

BCB Faculty Seminar - Henderson, Lawrence-Dill

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:10pm
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Two BCB Faculty members will present at the BCB Faculty Seminar on September 13:

Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson’s path in science is:

  • B.A. in Biology UCLA
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology UCLA
  • Post-Doc studying telomere biology, UC Berkeley
  • Professor, ISU

Eric teaches, promotes and practices rule breaking (when appropriate), fearlessness, and entrepreneurship in all facets of life. He has been involved in several companies including:

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GDCB Seminar - Kristen Kwan

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:10pm
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The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar for Tuesday, Sept. 12, will feature Dr. Kristen Kwan from The University of Utah. She will present “Cellular and Molecular Dynamics Shaping the Vertebrate Eye” on Sept. 12 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1414 of the Molecular Biology Building. Dr. Kwan is an assistant professor of human genetics and adjunct assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences.

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HPC Education and Training for Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Fall 2017 HPC Education and Training Schedule
From: Glenn Luecke, August 22, 2017 

XSEDE Big Data Workshop.  September 12-13, 10:00-4:00 206 Durham Center.  This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom training platform.  Please register by going to https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

Other Events, Workshops, Classes:

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GDCB Seminar - Maura McGrail

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 4:10pm
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The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology will be hosting a special seminar on Sept. 8. Dr. Maura McGrail of Iowa State University will present “Investigating RB transcriptional regulation in zebrafish neural development and brain tumor suppression” on Friday, Sept. 8, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1414 of the Molecular Biology Building. Dr.

GDCB Seminar - R. Keith Slotkin

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 4:10pm
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The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar for Tuesday, Aug. 29, will feature Dr. R. Keith Slotkin of The Ohio State University. He will present “Establishment of Heterochromatin: Transposons and Trans-Generational Silencing” at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1414 of the Molecular Biology Building.

Dr. Slotkin is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and director of the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC).

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Graduate and Professional Student Senate Annual Fall Social 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
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All Graduate Students!

You are invited to the Graduate & Professional Student Senate Annual Fall Social taking place Friday, August 25th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Brookside Park under the Hickory Shelter.

Enjoy free food and refreshments! There will be grilled meats and vegetarian options!

We hope you are able to attend and feel free to bring friends and family!

Send any questions or comments you might have to gpssvicepresident@iastate.edu

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BCB Orientation - Multi Program Event

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:30am
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Monday, August 14 –

11:30 to 1:30; Location: 2034 MBB; Function: Lunch with all new students and BCB program coordinator, Trish Stauble.  Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Board may attend as well to introduce the GSO…

5 to 7 p.m.; Location: 1102 MBB; Function: Dinner with current students…

Thursday, August 17

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BCB Orientation - with BCB Chair

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:00am
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For details on all BCB Orientation Activities, see here.

Thursday, August 17

9 to noon, 1102 MBB -- Function: Meeting with Carolyn Lawrence-Dill to discuss program policies; instructors or students may introduce BCB 567 and Stat 430 topics...After this meeting, there will be time to talk with Carolyn about which courses you should register for during your first semester.

Lunch may be served at the end of this meeting.

Other Orientation Activities

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BCB Orientation - Dinner with Current students

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
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For details on all BCB Orientation Activities, see here.

Monday, August 14 –

11:30 to 1:30; Location: 2034 MBB; Function: Lunch with all new students and BCB program coordinator, Trish Stauble.  Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Board may attend as well to introduce the GSO…

5 to 7 p.m.; Location: 1102 MBB; Function: Dinner with current students…

Thursday, August 17

BCB Orientation - with Program Coordinator

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
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For details on all BCB Orientation Activities, see here.

Lunch with BCB Program Coordinator

Monday, August 14 –

11:30 to 1:30; Location: 2034 MBB; Function: Lunch with all new students and BCB program coordinator, Trish Stauble.  Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Board may attend as well to introduce the GSO…

5 to 7 p.m.; Location: 1102 MBB; Function: Dinner with current students…

Thursday, August 17

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

July 28th Speakers:

Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill - Computing on Phenotype Descriptions for Novel Candidate Gene Prediction

Pat Schnable - Concluding remarks

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

July 21st Speaker:

Liang Dong - Microsystems technology for agricultural sensors towards high-throughput plant phenomics

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

July 7th Speaker:

Ted Heindel - NSF Research Traineship: Predictive Plant Phenomics

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis


Flyer for the Summer Seminar Series

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

June 30th Speaker:

Dan Nettleton -Statistical analysis of plant phenomics data

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis


Flyer for the Summer Seminar Series

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

June 23th Speaker:

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian -- Image processing, crowd sourcing and high throughout computing for plant phenotyping

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

June 16th Speaker:

Ludovico Cademartiri - Beyond Petri Dishes and Greenhouses: Bringing 'Field Conditions' to the Lab

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis

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Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am
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Overview:

Challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers include statisticians,
biologists, data scientists, and engineers.

June 9th Speakers:

Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill -- Introduction to the Series

Pat Schnable -- Challenges Facing Crop Production and Paths to Solutions

Registration:

http://bit.ly/2r0plis

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BBMB Seminar - Robert Jernigan, ISU

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:10pm
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Robert Jernigan
Department of Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Iowa State University

Host: Kristen Johansen

[TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED]

Information on the Speaker:

Computational studies on the structures of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and small molecules, and their interactions. Overall the direction of his research has been to push toward the comprehension of the functions of large structures, and the incorporation of diverse data.

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DNA facility - Quantitative PCR Seminars

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
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DNA Facility
Quantitative PCR Seminars
5 seminars: An Introduction to PCR, Real-time PCR, Experimental design, Analysis, and Troubleshooting
Lexa Scupham, USDA-NCAH-CVB-VIR
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 31-February 14, 2-3:30 p.m., 1102 Molecular Biology Building

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NCBI Workshop - EDirect: Command Line Access t NCBI's Biomolecular Databases

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:00am
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National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) workshops

  • Drs. Peter Cooper and Wayne Matten of NCBI will conduct the workshops

October 4, 5 and 6
8 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Hands-on Workshop. Seating is limited.

  • Pre-registration is required. RSVP to reserve your seat.

  • Register through Learn@ISU

  • Questions about registration?  Contact: Jody A. Kalvik, jkalvik@iastate.edu, 515-294-6117

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BCB Faculty Seminar - Iddo Friedberg

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:10pm
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Iddo Friedberg, BCB Faculty member from VMPM, will present:


"Good News: we are getting better at predicting protein function"


at the upcoming BCB Faculty Seminar.  Please join us for refreshments outside of 1424 MBB at 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. 


 


Here is some information on his research:


I am interested in large scale analyses of proteins, genomes and metagenomes.


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NCBI Workshop - A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am
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National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) workshops

  • Drs. Peter Cooper and Wayne Matten of NCBI will conduct the workshops

October 4, 5 and 6
8 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Hands-on Workshop. Seating is limited.

  • Pre-registration is required. RSVP to reserve your seat.

  • Register through Learn@ISU

  • Questions about registration?  Contact: Jody A. Kalvik, jkalvik@iastate.edu, 515-294-6117

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Plant Pathology Seminar - Dr. Philip Benfey, NAS Member

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Plant Pathology and Microbiology Fall 2016 Seminar Series

 

Dr. Philip Benfey of Duke University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and famed expert on the molecular genetics and biology of root development, will be visiting ISU and the Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department to present a seminar on Tuesday, October 4.  A brief synopsis of his team’s research can be seen at the following site: https://sites.duke.edu/benfey/

Title: Underground signaling networks

NCBI Workshop - Navigating Molecular Data

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 8:00am
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National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) workshops

  • Drs. Peter Cooper and Wayne Matten of NCBI will conduct the workshops

October 4, 5 and 6
8 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Hands-on Workshop. Seating is limited.

  • Pre-registration is required. RSVP to reserve your seat.

  • Register through Learn@ISU

  • Questions about registration?  Contact: Jody A. Kalvik, jkalvik@iastate.edu, 515-294-6117

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Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am
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Call for Proposals for Sessions at GLBIO 2017

Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

May 22 – 24, 2017

 

Deadline:  October 1, 2016

The program chairs of the Great Lakes Bioinformatics (GLBIO) conference in 2017 invite proposals for sessions. The topic and structure of the sessions can vary but should be of interest to a substantial component of the bioinformatics research community. Examples of potential sessions could be:

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GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:10pm
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Exploring new regions of the microbial degradome using bioinformatics and metagenomics

Andrew Doxey
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo

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BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:10pm
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Two speakers will present at the BCB Faculty seminar on September 7: 

Allen Miller
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department

Area of Expertise: Plant Virology, Insect Viruses, Translation Mechanisms, RNA structure and function

Contact:

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GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:10pm
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Heinrich Jasper

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA

Leibniz Institute for Aging Research, Jena, Germany

 

Age-related Stem Cell Dysfunction: Causes and Consequences

 

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GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
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GDCB Seminar

4:10 PM, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
1414 Molecular Biology Bldg

Wei-Lih Lee
Biology Department
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Regulation of dynein function during mitosis

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Interdepartmental Orientation Event

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:30am
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All Day Orientation for New Interdepartmental Graduate Students

New Interdepartmental Graduate students from several majors (MCDB, Immunobiology, BCB, Genetics, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Micro) will participate in this all day orientation event in the Molecular Biology Building (MBB).

In the schedule below, information next to the presenter's name is his/her Department. In parenthesis are the interdepartmental Graduate programs they participate in:

BCB Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:00am
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Orientation Schedule for BCB

 


Including activities or information sponsored by or provided by:

 


  • Genetics and Genomics Interdepartmental Graduate Program
  • P3, Predictive Plant Phenomics Training Grant
  • International Student and Scholars
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • The Graduate College
  • The Registrar's Office

 

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NIH Brain Initiative Summer Course

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
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Computational Neuroscience:  Models and Neurobiology - A new NIH BRAIN Initiative

Summer Course at the University of Missouri

June 6 -17, 2016

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Interdisciplinary training in Computational Neuroscience for students, post-docs and faculty

Additional details can be found in the attached flyer and at the website:

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New Faculty Seminar - Animal Science

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Seminar date moved from Feb. 2 to April 26...Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

“Ecology of food-borne pathogens, cheese rind bacteria and responses of farm animal microbiomes to different feeding or disease”

Tuesday, February 2, 2:10 p.m. -- New Date -- April 26 !!

1204 Kildee Hall – Ensminger Room

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BCB Symposium

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 8:00am
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The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Student Organization (BCBGSO) is planning to host their Second Annual BCB Symposium, “Current Topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology” on March 25, 2016 at Reiman Gardens.  Registration is now open at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WNDFO3nz7Oin0bG69bZSe5NfZ5MFtoQEfFljCUMoSgo/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form .


MCBIOS 2016 Conference, March 3-5, Memphis, TN

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
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You are invited to participate in the Mid-South Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) XIII Annual Meeting. This year the University of Memphis will host MCBIOS. The theme of the conference is “Precision Medicine and Data Science”.

 

The conference will be at the FedEx Institute of Technology in Memphis, Tennessee, March 3 - 5, 2016.

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Plant Sciences Institute Seminar

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:15pm
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Dr. Ivan Baxter will speak at a Plant Sciences Institute Seminar.  Refreshments in the MBB Atrium at 3:45 p.m. prior to the 4:10 p.m. seminar in 1414 MBB. 

 

PLANT SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Ivan Baxter, Ph.D.
Research Computational Biologist

USDA-ARS Plant Genetics Research Unit, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center

 

Using Elemental Profiles to Understand Plant Adaptation to the Environment

 

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Cancelled -- BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar - Arij Daou

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Cancelled !!

BCB/Mathematics Faculty Search:
Mathematical Biology

Arij Daou
University of Chicago
Neuroscience Department

Hospitality: 3:45 in 404 Carver Hall
Seminar: 4:10 in 1213 Hoover
 

Title: Population Coding, Sensory Feedback Processing, and Intrinsic Plasticity in the Cortical Neurons of Songbirds

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Plant Sciences Seminar

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
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Seminar Series - Plant Sciences Institute

Michael A. Gore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Cornell University

February 3, 2016
4:10 p.m.
1414 Molecular Biology Building

A Brave New World for Nutrition and Food Security: Integrating Genomic and High-Throughput Phenotyping Technologies for Crop Genetic Improvement

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Ag and Life Sciences Career Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00am
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Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day :


As a student, alum, or industry recruiter - plan to join us for the Agriculture and Life Sciences Spring Career Day! This event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ISU Memorial Union. If you are an employer and would like to receive information on this event, please contact Mike Gaul at 515-294-4725 or via email at mikegaul@iastate.edu.


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GDCB Seminar - Special invite to BCB faculty and students

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
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GDCB Seminar and Luncheon

Matthew Vaughn
Director of Life Sciences Computing
Texas Advanced Computing Center
University of Texas

Friday, January 29
 

GDCB and BCB Graduate Students:

Please let Diane Jepsen or Trish Stauble know of your interest in attending a Luncheon with this speaker.  It will take place at at noon in 2034 Molecular Biology Building.

All of those interested:

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BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar - (Joy) Ying Zhou

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
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(Joy) Ying Zhou will present a seminar for the ISU community on Thursday, January 28 in 1213 Hoover Hall at 4:10.  There will be a reception at 3:45 in 404 Carver Hall prior to the seminar.

Dr. Zhou is a BCB faculty candidate for a position in the Mathematics Department.  The College of LAS granted a faculty cluster hire to the BCB program as one of their initiatives to support Big Data and Data Analytics research at Iowa State.

Details of the seminar:

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of a Population Under Environmental Changes

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BCB 690, Student Seminar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
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BCB 690, Student Seminar

--Agenda for January 27 - Presentation by Ashish Jain, BCB Graduate Student who is doing rotations. His rotations include Iddo Friedberg, VMPM, Geetu Tuteja, GDCB, and Taner Sen, GDCB.

Instructor: Dennis Lavrov

Expectations:

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BCB 690, Student Seminar

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:15pm
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BCB 690, Student Seminar

--Agenda for January 20 - Review Papers; View movie on the how-tos of good scientific communication.

Instructor: Dennis Lavrov

Expectations:

  • Presentations will be 15-20 minutes with ~5 minutes for questions.
  • Roll will be taken each week.
  • Ask questions!

For your presentation:

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BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
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On Tuesday, January 19, Lee Altenberg, a BCB faculty candidate, will present a colloquium as a part of his visit, January 18 through Jan. 20.  The successful candidate for this BCB faculty cluster hire will join the Department of Mathematics.

His itinerary is below.

Lee Altenberg

Senior Fellow, The KLI Institute for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Biology, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Tuesday, January 19, 4:10 p.m.

202 Carver Hall

BCB Faculty Seminar - Mark Settles

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:15pm
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Mark Settles with the University of Florida's Horticultural Sciences Department will present a seminar as a part of the BCB Faculty seminar series on Nov. 11 entitled, "Phenotype discovery from a maize seed and seedling phenomics pipeline".  Refreshments will be served in the MBB Atrium at 3:45 p.m.  The seminar will begin at 4:10 p.m. in 1414 MBB.

Settles-Seminar-11-11-15.pdf

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BCB Faculty Seminar - Adina Howe

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
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Adina Howe, BCB Faculty from the Ag Biosystems and Engineering Department, will present at the BCB Faculty Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in 1414 MBB at 4:10 p.m.

Her lab's research integrates molecular and computational biology to study, model, and manage complex microbial systems in both natural and engineered environments. Her research revolves around several themes:

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Plant Sciences Seminar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 3:45pm
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Mark Cooper, Dupont Fellow, Research Director, Trait Characterization and Development, Pioneer Hi-Bred, International, Inc.

Refreshments in the MBB atrium at 3:45; seminar at 4:10 in 1414 MBB...

Title: Breeding drought tolerant maize for the U.S. Corn Belt: Whole Genome Prediction

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Robert Gentleman to Present

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:10pm
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*Robert Gentleman of 23andMe

Statistics in the Era of Big Data – Genetics and Genomics

 

I will discuss some of the many statistical problems that arise when working with large genetic and genomic data sets.  I will give a high level view of some of the applications of statistical reasoning to large data sets.  Some views of what has worked well – what has been missed and what opportunities are coming up.

 

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Improving your Speaking Skills: Who Cares?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
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IPB FALL 2015 CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The Interdepartmental Plant Biology (IPB) Graduate Program is pleased to announce our Fall 2015 Career Development Workshops!

This is an excellent opportunity to develop key sets of professional skills. All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across departments are invited to attend. The workshops will be held Wednesdays in September from 4-5 pm in Molecular Biology Building Room 1414 (changed location). No registration is required for these sessions with guest speakers:

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