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2015 Seminars

Dec. 3

11am-12pm, GC 150

A seminar by Elliot A. Stein, Chief, Neuroimaging Research Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sponsored by the Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging Center, co sponsored by SISH and the ORED.

Nov. 30

3:30pm-4:30pm, ACH3 214

Join the Marc U Star and MBRS Rise Programs as we welcome Dr. Elise Maldonado via skype as she describes The University of California, San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program, an eight week research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students.

Nov. 20 

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. Christos Lampropoulos from the University of North Florida will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled,"Designing the emergent behavior of molecular magnets".

Nov. 18

3:30pm-5:00pm, MARC Pavillion 

Presented by Dr. Vahid Majidi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters. Please RSVP by clicking on attached flyer.

Nov. 16 

3:00pm-4:00pm, WC 130 

“Location, Location, Location, and Genetics! Elemental profiles reveal insights into how crop plants adapt to their environment.”

Nov. 13 BSI Lecture

1:30pm-2:30pm, OE 134

Dr. Robert Stahelin, from the University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will host a lecture entitled: "Ebola virus and Marburg virus use different modes of lipid gymnastics to assemble and form new viral particles."

Nov. 13 Graduate Seminar

11:00am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. Nicola Brasch from the Auckland University of Technology will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Exploring the Chemistry of Vitamin B12 derivatives with Reactive Oxygen Species."

Nov. 9 

3:00pm-4:00pm, SIPA 100

Dr. Stephen Mezyk California State University, will present a seminar entitled “The Radiation Chemistry Behind Recycling Spent Nuclear Fuel.”

Nov. 6

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3-205 and MSB 105

Dr. Chulsung Bae from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Molecular Engineering of Ion-Conducting Polymers for Fuel Cell Membrane Applications."

Oct. 30

11:00am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. Jinsang Kim from the University of Michigan will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Functional Organic Molecules and Conjugated Polymers for Optoelectronic and Biosensor Application."

Oct. 29

12:00pm-1:00pm, WC 130 

Dr. Vincent L. Pecoraro, will present a lecture on “De Novo Designed Metalloproteins: From Heavy Metal Binding to Redox Catalysis.” 

Oct. 16 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt of Florida State University, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled,"Californium Gleaming."

Oct. 14 

1:00pm-2:00pm, AHC2 170

Seminar presented by FIU Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni, Gigi Galiana, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine.

Oct. 9 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. Pedrag Cudic of FAU / Torrey Pines IMS, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled," Cyclic peptides: promising lead structures for the discovery of novel therapeutic agents."

Oct. 5 

3:00pm-4:00pm, WC 130 

Dr. Emeline Maillet, Scientific Consultant, will host a lecture.

Oct. 2 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Seiichi P.T. Matsuda of Rice University will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "The catalytic and evolutionary origins of triterpenoid stuctural diversity."

Sept. 25 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Dr. John McGrady of University of Oxford, UK, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Metals in the middle: the propeties of electrons on the localised/delocalised boarderline."

Sept. 18 

5:00pm-7:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Professor Amitava Adhikary from Oakland University, will present a seminar entitled "Formation of the pyrimidine nucleoside anion radical owing to pre-hydrated electron addition to modified pyrimidine nucleosides and the subsequent reaction of these nucleoside anion radicals."

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Sept. 11 Lecture 

3:00pm-4:00pm, SIPA 103

The FP&L Nuclear Program presents Dr. Costas Tsouris, of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Energy and Transportation Science Division.

Sept. 11 Graduate Seminar

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Professor Fenfei Leng will present a seminar entitled, "Transcription-coupled DNA supercoiling: from mechanism to drug discovery."

Sept. 4 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Professor Yuan Liu of FIU will present a seminar entitled "DNA Damage Repair Regulates Genome Instability to Prevent Human Neurodegeneration."

July 27 

12:00pm-1:00pm, WC 130 

Biomolecular Sciences Institute Lecture on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 12-1pm.

May 22 

11:00am-12:00pm, AHC4 301

“Pushing Mass Spectrometry to the Edge of Size: Development and Application of Mass Spectrometry Techniques for the Analysis of Atmospheric Aerosols.”

April 24

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Kevin Plaxco, of University Of California, Santa Barbara, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled “Stealing Nature’s Tricks to Build Better Biosensors.”

April 17 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Luke Hanley, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Mass Spectrometry Imaging Using Femtosecond Lasers and Postionization."

April 10 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. George Christou, of the University of Florida, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled “Manganese Carboxylate Cluster Chemistry and its Relevance to Areas such as Bioinorganic Chemistry and Nanoscale Magnetism.”

April 3 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Our departmental seminar this week will be presented by Dr. Hendrik Viljoen of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will give a talk entitled “Rapid PCR Thermocycling.”

March 27

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Our departmental seminar this week will be presented by Dr. Miguel Ángel Gracia Pinilla of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. He will give a talk entitled “Engineering of Nanomaterials: Case of Nanophotocatalysts.”

March 20 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Edward Furlong, of the U.S. Geological Survey, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Quantifying Transport, Fate, Exposure, and Effects."

March 6 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Chia-Ching Chang, of Taiwan National Chiao Tung University, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Ni-DNA based memristive system development and characterization."

Feb. 27

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105 

Dr. Gregory Tew, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled “Designing Polymers that Mimic Proteins: From Advanced Materials to Biology.”

Feb. 20 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Tamara Hamilton of Barry University, will give a talk entitled “Two-Step Mechanochemical Synthesis of Porphyrins.”

Feb. 13 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Diana Aga, of State University of New York (SUNY), will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled “Treatment of Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Municipal Wastewater and Animal Waste.”

Feb. 6

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. Thomas Kunkel, of the National Institute of Heath / National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS), will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Ribonucleotides in DNA: Origins, Repair, and Consequences."

Jan. 30 Lecture

3:00pm-4:00pm, SIPA 220

Dr. Michael Nilsson, of Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI, will present a seminar entitled, "Chemical interactions in separation processes for used nuclear fuel.”

Jan. 30 Graduate Seminar 

11:00am-12pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105 

Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresday, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, “Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology: Locating Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Transformation in Plants Using Synchrotron Techniques.”

Jan. 23 

11:00am-12:00pm, PG5 155 and MSB 105

Dr. James Berger, of Johns Hopkins University, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "How Deep is The Rabbit Hole? The Unending Complexities of a "Simple" DNA Remodeling Machine."