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2017 Seminars

Dec. 8

11am-12pm, AHC3 205

Dr. Michael C. Heaven of Emory University will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Spectroscopy and Structure of the Simplest Actinide Bonds".

Dec. 1

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 or MSB 105

Suzan Wallace (University of Vermont) will present a seminar entitled"Hide and seek: How do DNA glycosylases locate oxidatively damaged DNA bases amidst a sea of undamaged bases?"

Nov. 17

11am-5pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Ryan White (University of Cincinnati) "Developing Specific Electrochemical Sensing and Imaging Platforms Inspired by Biology"

Nov. 3

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Bruce Mincher (Idaho National Laboratory) "The effects of radiation chemistry on radiochemistry; when unpaired electrons defy great expectations"

Oct. 27

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

John K. Gibson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) "New and Fundamental Actinide Chemistry Revealed in the Gas Phase"

Oct. 20

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Robert Hondal (University of Vermont) "Why Nature uses Selenium in Enzymes and tRNA."

Oct. 13

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Catherine M. Grgicak (Henry Rutgers Chair in Chemistry and Associate Professor, Rutgers University - Camden) will present a talk entitled: "Production of High-Fidelity Electropherograms Results in Improved and Consistent Match-Statistics: Standardizing Forensic Validation by Coupling Laboratory Specific Experimental Data with an In Silico DNA Pipeline"

Oct. 6

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Robert Crabtree (Yale University) will deliver a seminar entitled: "Oxidation Catalysts for Green and Energy Problems"

DNA Radar: Revelation of Surnames from DNA Samples with Next Generation Sequencing - Sept. 29

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 362

Dr. Troy Moore, Kallos Genetics is presenting a seminar about DNA RADAR™, an innovative next generation sequencing (NGS) assay that provides a complete human identification solution in a single assay. Included are STR markers for CODIS & ENFSI and SNP phenotype markers for blood type, hair, eye color and ancestry.

Sept. 22

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Joel A. Olson (Florida Institute of Technology) will present a talk entitled "Sub-Molecular QSAR: Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Simulations for Rational Drug Design"

Sept. 21

3:15pm-4:15pm, SIPA 100 and MSB 362

David Chatfield will present a seminar. The title of the talk is "Tuning enzymatic reactivity: Insights from computations on heme-thiolate enzymes"

Sept. 15

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Yan-Yan Hu of Florida State University will present a talk on Fast Ion Conductors for Solid-State Batteries

Sept. 8

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Professor David Chatfied will speak on Tuning enzymatic reactivity: Insights from computations on heme-thiolate enzymes

Sept. 1

11am-12pm, AHC3 205 and MSB 105

Professor Fenfei Leng will present a talk: Discovery of novel anticancer and anti-metastasis drugs targeting the mammalian high mobility group protein AT-hook 2

“Alternative Careers in Science” - Aug. 31

11am-12pm, AHC4 402

Join us for a talk on “Alternative Careers in Science” with FIU’s Licensing Manager, Elizabeth Garami on Thursday, August 31th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in AHC4-402. Elizabeth will discuss intellectual property protection, commercialization and potential careers that relate to these activities. Bring your questions for an interactive and active group discussion! Pizza and Refreshments will be served! See you there!

Commencement Exercises - April 30

11:30am-2pm, Wolf Student Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom

Dr. Dorothy Phillips, ACS Board of Director, will be the Keynote Speaker. She will present a talk on "Paths to Becoming a Leader"

April 21

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Facundo Fernandez, of Georgia Tech, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "New Developments in Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics."

April 14

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Catherine Costello, of Boston University, will visit FIU to present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935, entitled, "Divide and Conquer Strategies for Glycan Structural Determinations"

April 7

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Slava Bryanstev, of ORNL, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Using theory to guide ligand design for chemical separations of f-block metal ions: Extraction of uranium from seawater, partitioning of minor actinides from high-level waste, and separation of adjacent lanthanides."

March 31

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Sourav Saha, Clemson University will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials".

Seminars Sponsored by the Biomedical Sciences Institute - March 18

11:30am-12:30pm, AHC4 402

BSI SEMINAR: Dr. Heinz Arnheiter - How Genotypes Shape Phenotypes: Insights from the Transcription Factor MITF

March 24

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Catherine Freudenreich of Tufts University, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Mechanisms of R-loop Dependent CAG Repeat Fragility and Instability"

March 17

11am-12pm, AHC4 402

Dr. Howard L. Hall of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Radiochemistry Center of Excellence: Expanding the Horizons of Nuclear Forensics Analysis". This event is open to the public.

March 10

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Melanie Beazley, of UCF, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "The dynamics of phosphorus cycling and controls on internal loading in Central Florida lake sediments"

March 7

12am-1pm, AHC4 402

Join us for a talk on “Blocking Mitochondrial Fission as Potential Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease” featuring Professor Kim Tieu. Recent studies suggest that manipulating the processes of mitochondrial fission and fusion has considerable potential for treating human diseases.

Feb. 24

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Kaelin Cawley of University of Colorado, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "The National Ecological Observatory Network: Linking remote sensing data to environmental chemistry"

Feb. 20

2pm-3pm, PG5 134

On Monday, 2/20/17 Dr. Hassan Beyzavi, of Harvard University, will present a seminar entitled, "Transition Metal-Mediated Reactions for Positron Emission Tomography and Macrocyclic Functional Materials"

Feb. 17

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Daniel de Lill, of FAU, will visit FIU to present a seminar to entitled, "Synthesis, luminescence, and applications of lanthanide coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks"

Feb. 16

1:30pm-2:30pm, AHC4 202

On Thursday, Feb 16, Dr. Ilia Popovs of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present a seminar entitled, "From Small Molecule Carbon—Hydrogen Bond Activation to the Development of Selective Adsorbent Materials for Environmental Applications and Uranium Recovery from Sea Water"

Feb. 10

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Chang Ryu, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Large-scale separation and purification of block copolymers via selective and competitive adsorption on silica"

Feb. 3

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Wei Yang, NIH Distinguished Investigator, Section Chief, Mechanism of DNA Repair, Replication, and Recombination Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD will present a seminar entitled: Different Mechanisms for Lesion Bypass by Translesion DNA Polymerases. All are welcome

Jan. 27

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. David Kadko, of FIU-ARC, will present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935 entitled, "A novel tracer to quantify the atmospheric flux of trace elements to remote ocean regions".

Jan. 20

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. Carlos Cabrera will visit FIU to present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935 entitled, "Electrochemical Interfaces: From Fuels Cells to DNA Biosensors"

Jan. 13

11am-12pm, PG5 153 and MSB 105

Dr. John Stanton, member of the Quantum Theory Project as well as William R. Kenan Professor of Chemistry. of University of Florida will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "My long-term relationship with a difficult molecule." Everyone is invited.