Events Archive

BBMB Seminar - Anthony Kinney

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:10pm

BBMB Seminar

Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:10 p.m. - 1414 Molecular Biology Building

Anthony Kinney
DuPont-Pioneer

"Metabolic Engineering to Improve Soybean Seed Composition"

Soybean seeds, which contain approximately 40% protein and 20% oil, are an important source of crude vegetable oil for food and industrial uses including biodiesel. Our overall goal is to generate soybean seed quality traits that provide added value for feed, fuel, industrial and food applications.

BCB Faculty Seminar - Chaoqun Lu

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:10pm

Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu, BCB Faculty member in EEOB, will present at the BCB Faculty Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 4:10 in 1424 MBB.  She will present on:  Simulating carbon and nitrogen cycling in the Plant-Soil-Water-Atmosphere continuum.  We hope you can join us.  Here is information on Dr. Lu's research:

Department: 

 

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

 

GDCB Seminar - Mark Estelle

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:10pm

GDCB Seminar

Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

 

Mark Estelle
University of California San Diego
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology

‘Auxin transcriptional networks from beginning to end’

GDCB Seminar: Linda M. Hendershot

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:10pm

GDCB Seminar speaker: Linda M. Hendershot

Linda M. Hendershot: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., faculty member in Tumor Cell Biology Department and St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Title: Sil1, the ER Hsp70 co-chaperone, plays a critical role in maintaining skeletal muscle proteostasis and physiology

XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC.  This XSEDE workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 in room 206 Durham.  OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. This workshop assumes knowledge of either C or Fortran programming.

BBMB Seminar - Robert Raguso

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

Robert Raguso
Department
of Neurobiology and Behavior - Cornell University

"From Perfumes to Private Channels: A Full Spectrum of Volatile-mediated Pollination by Moths"

BBMB Seminar - Stephen Sligar

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:10pm

Swanland Endowed Chair - University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

"Revealing the Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins Through Nanotechnology"

BCB Faculty Seminar - Dior Kelley

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:10pm

Dior Kelley, GDCB, will present at the BCB Faculty seminar at 4:10 in 1424 MBB.

Dr. Kelley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2000, and her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California Davis in 2009. Dr. Kelley joined GDCB in January 2015.

HPC Distinguished Lecture - Richard Gerber, NERSC Science Advisor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

HPC Distinguished Lecture:   Wednesday, October 18, 4:00-5:00 room 3 Physics.  Richard Gerber, Senior Science Advisor, HPC Department Head, National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center, Berkeley Laboratory.   Tentative lecture title: “HPC at NERSC:  Current and Future Plans”.

GDCB/BCB Seminar - Li Xue

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:10pm

GDCB/BCB Seminar - Dr. Li Xue, BCB Alum
Friday, October 13

1414 Molecular Biology Building

Refreshments: 3:45; Seminar: 4:10 p.m.

 

Dr. Li Xue

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Title:  Artificial intelligence boosted 3D modelling of protein-protein complexes and the estimation of binding affinity changes upon mutations

 

BBMB Seminar - Wolfgang Peti

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:10pm

Prof. Wolfgang Peti from University of Arizona will give a seminar entitled “Using NMR Spectroscopy to Unravel Enzyme Function” on Friday Sept. 29 at 3:10pm in 1352 Gilman Hall.

The focus of Dr. Peti’s research group is to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulates signalling enzymes. His group combines the information derived from biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and additional biophysical techniques, such as ITC, DSC, Biacore, and CD spectroscopy.

GDCB Seminar - Matthew Jenks

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Seminar will feature Dr. Matthew Jenks from West Virginia University at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1414 in the Molecular Biology Building.

BCB Faculty Seminar - Moss, Walley

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:10pm

Please join us for our BCB faculty seminar today at 4:10 in 1424 Molecular Biology Building.

Our presenters are Walter Moss, BBMB, and Justin Walley, Plant Pathology and Microbiology:

 

GDCB Seminar - Ram Dixit

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:10pm

Ram Dixit
Department of Biology

Washington University in St. Louis

“Tending the Microtubule Garden: Pruners, Protectors and Growers”

BCB Faculty Seminar - Henderson, Lawrence-Dill

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:10pm

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:

HPC Education and Training for Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

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:

Materials Science and Engineering

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am

“Design of carriers for delivery of short and long RNAs: from MiRNA replacement therapy to CRISPR/Cas gene editing”

Daniel Siegwart, Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern

 

GDCB Seminar - Malene Hansen

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:10pm

GDCB Seminar

Malene Hansen
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

“Autophagy and aging: Lessons from long-lived C. elegans”

GDCB Seminar - R. Keith Slotkin

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 4:10pm

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).

Graduate and Professional Student Senate Annual Fall Social 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

Graduate College New Graduate Student Fall Orientation 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served
6:00 p.m. Welcome to ISU from ISU administrative leaders
6:45 p.m. Representatives from student service organizations will be available to answer questions

Master of Ceremony:

Dr. William Graves, Graduate College Dean

Welcome Remarks by:

GDCB Seminar - Michael Soares

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:10pm

The fall 2017 GDCB Seminar series begins today (Tuesday, Aug. 22)...below is a complete schedule for the Fall semester.

BCB Orientation - Multi Program Event

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:30am

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 BCB Chair

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:00am

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.

BCB Orientation - Dinner with Current students

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

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

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

Dissertation Seminar for Ruolin Liu

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

BCB Thesis Seminar

Transcript assembly, quantification and differential alternative splicing detection from RNA-Seq

Ruolin Liu

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Julie Dickerson, ECPE, Major Professor
Steven Cannon, Agronomy, Co-Major Professor

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Plant Phenomics Phridays Seminar

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am

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

GDCB Seminar - Nicolas Rohner, Stowers Inst. for Medical Research

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:10pm

Nicolas Rohner
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, MO

Nicolas Rohner, Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator 

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  The University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

GDCB Seminar - Evan Eichler, Univ. of WA

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:10pm

Evan Eichler
University of Washington

Evan Principal Investigator
Professor of Genome Sciences
Office Phone: (206) 543-9526
Fax: (206) 221-5795
Office Location: S413C
Email: eee [AT] gs.washington.edu

 

Professional Experience

 

BBMB Seminar - Robert Jernigan, ISU

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:10pm

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.

DNA facility - Quantitative PCR Seminars

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

GDCB Seminar - David Holding, Univ. of NE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:10am

David Holding
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Functional genomics investiations of maize and sorghum seed development and protein quality

GDCB Seminar - Justin Walley, ISU

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:10pm

Justin Walley

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology



Unraveling developmental and immune networks using integrated omic profiling


GDCB Seminar - Matthew Hufford, ISU

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:10pm

Matthew Hufford

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology


 


Matthew Hufford


Demography and Adaptation during Maize Expansion across the Americas


BCB Faculty Seminar - Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:10pm

Aptamers: flexible recognition units with novel applications

Marit Nilsen-Hamilton
Roy J Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

GDCB Seminar - Dr. Laura Jarboe

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:10pm

Engineering of Robust Microbial Cell Factories

Laura Jarboe
BCB Faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill to present at BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:10pm

 

BCB Faculty Seminar

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill
Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Department

Patterns in Data: A Corn Maze

 

Please join us for refreshments outside of room 1424 MBB at 3:50 p.m.

Karin Dorman to present at BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:10pm

 

Karin Dorman
Statistics Department

 

Dr. Dorman will present on “Quasispecies and NGS - a method to detect selected variation”.

 

Please join us for refreshments outside of 1424 MBB at 3:50 p.m. today.

 

GDCB Seminar - Dr. Nina Fedoroff

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:10pm

 

Distinguished Loomis Lecture:

Dr. Nina Fedoroff

Feeding 10 billion people: what will it take?

CALS Career Planning Workshop

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

CALS Grad student and Post-doc Career planning workshop

Ruth MacDonald, CALS Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, and Professor and Chair of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, has announced the CALS Grad student and Post-doc Career planning workshop to be held October 20.  Please RSVP by October 17 to calsgradprog@iastate.edu .

GDCB Seminar - Jeff Essner

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:10pm

 

Jeffrey Essner
Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Developmental Genetics of Tube Formation in Zebrafish

 

Call for Participation - ICCABS

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:03pm

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

6th IEEE International Conference on Computational

Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS)

October 13-15, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

BCB Faculty Seminar - Iddo Friedberg

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:10pm

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.


NCBI Workshop - A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am

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

Plant Pathology Seminar - Dr. Philip Benfey, NAS Member

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

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

 

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

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00am

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:

Eric Henderson to present at BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:10pm

Eric Henderson, BCB faculty member in Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) Department

 

Scientific Adventurism: Be Fearless, Follow Your Passion, and Leave the World Better Than You Found It

Photo of Eric Henderson

GDCB Seminar- Jeff Trimarchi

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:10pm

GDCB Seminar

Jeff Trimarchi

How retinal nerve cells choose their specific identities

Matt Hufford to present at the BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 4:10pm

Matt Hufford
BCB Faculty member in the Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Department

The evolution of maize during post-domestication expansion across the Americas

GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:10pm

Exploring new regions of the microbial degradome using bioinformatics and metagenomics

Andrew Doxey
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo

Mathematics Seminar - BCB Related

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:10pm

Jay Newby

University of North Carolina

Title: How first passage time problems can help us understand transport of biomolecules in crowded environments.

GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:10pm

How do cells divide, and why do they do it so beautifully?

Ahna Skop
University of Wisconsin, Madison

BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:10pm

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:

GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:10pm

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

 

GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

Rotation Opportunities presented at the BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 4:10pm

 

Walter Moss
BCB Faculty Member in the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Department

 

Interested in structural bioinformatics, transcriptomics and biological sequence analysis with a special focus on noncoding RNAs. 

 

Expertise: Noncoding RNA discovery; RNA structure and function

GDCB Seminar

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) Seminar
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
4:10 P.M.

1414 Molecular Biology Building

John A. Cooper
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Washington University
St. Louis

Actin Assembly at Membranes: Mechanism and Regulation

Interdepartmental Orientation Event

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:30am

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:

CELT Teaching Symposium

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:00am

CELT Teaching Symposium for New Faculty and Teaching Assistants
 

Save the Date for the CELT Teaching Symposium for New Faculty and Teaching Assistants

BCB Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:00am

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

 

ISMB Conference

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 8:00am

The ISMB 2016 (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology) will take place July 8-12 in Orlando, Florida.  The poster session chair is Iddo Friedberg, BCB faculty member in the VMPM Department at Iowa State.


NIH Brain Initiative Summer Course

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

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:

New Faculty Seminar - Animal Science

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

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

Plant Sciences Institute Seminar

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

PLANT SCIENCES INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES

Sarah C. R. Elgin, Ph.D.
Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of Biology
Washington University, St. Louis

Living with your Genome:  A Fly’s Eye View of Dealing with Repeats

Wednesday, April 6
4:10 to 5 p.m.
1414 Molecular Biology Building

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

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:30pm

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.

Plant Sciences Institute Seminar

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:15pm

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

 

Cancelled -- BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar - Arij Daou

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:45pm

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

Plant Sciences Seminar

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

Ag and Life Sciences Career Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00am

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.


GDCB Seminar - Special invite to BCB faculty and students

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

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:

BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar - (Joy) Ying Zhou

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 4:00pm

(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

BCB 690, Student Seminar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

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:

BCB 690, Student Seminar

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:15pm

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:

BCB Faculty Candidate Seminar

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

Plant Breeding Seminar

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:45pm

Tuesday Jan 19th, 4-5PM, 3140 Agronomy Hall, refreshments at 3:45PM

Dr. Kevin Price, Executive Vice President, Applied Research and Technology Development, AgPixel, LLC, www.agpixel.com

If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Price please contact Dr. Jessica Barb at jbarb@iastate.edu

 

Jeff Trimarchi to present at the BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:10pm

 

Jeff Trimarchi
BCB Faculty Member in the Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) Department

 

Single cell transcriptomics of defined retinal ganglion cell types

 

BCB Faculty Seminar - Mark Settles

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:15pm

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

BCB Faculty Seminar - Adina Howe

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:15pm

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:

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Department

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:10pm

 

Dr. David Deamer
Department of Biomolecular Engineering – University of California, Santa Cruz

 

A new model for the origin of cellular life: Coupled phases and combinatorial selection in hydrothermal pools

 

Mark Cooper, Dupont, to present at the BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:10pm

 

Mark Cooper, Dupont Fellow, Research Director, Trait Characterization and Development, Pioneer Hi-Bred, International, Inc.

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

Plant Sciences Seminar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 3:45pm

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

Tracy Heath Presents at the BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:10pm

 

Tracy Heath
BCB Faculty Member in the Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Department

 

Bayesian Phylogenetic Methods for Synthesizing Paleontological and Neontological Data

 

From her website, Tracy writes:

 

Robert Gentleman to Present

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:10pm

 

*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.

 

Wei Wang to present at BCB Faculty Seminar

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:10pm

Wei Wang
BCB Faculty Member in Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department

"Redox rhythm reinforces the circadian clock to gate immune response”

Improving your Speaking Skills: Who Cares?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

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: