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Summer 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Intersection Between Computers and Biological Thought: Interview with Michael Landis, Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar | May 19 | 9-9:30 a.m. |  Barrows Hall

Michael Landis, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology


Learn about the power of programming and computational biology on this episode of The Graduates, hosted bimonthly by Tesla Monson. Michael Landis, PhD candidate in Integrative Biology, will discuss his work modelling phylogenetics and Brownian Motion. In the episode, Landis also talks about continuous trait models and biogeography.

Monday, June 22, 2015

How do proteins evolve?

Seminar | June 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Professor Dan S. Tawfik, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Chemistry

We investigate the mechanisms, driving forces and intermediates that give rise to new proteins, with new regulatory regimes, functions and structures.
I will describe two recent, unpublished studies:
• Coevolution of transcriptional and protein regulation. Duplication, giving rise to paralog genes, is the most common mechanism for evolutionary innovation. The divergence of transcriptional...   More >

Monday, June 29, 2015

Advanced Additive Manufacturing for Flexible Integrated Systems

Seminar | June 29 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

J. Devin MacKenzie, CEO, Imprint Energy, Inc.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Two case studies will be presented where carbon-based, electronic and ionic materials have been combined to overcome key manufacturing challenges for flexible batteries and OLEDs.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Special Seminar: Rational Design of Catalysts: New Concepts from the Activation Strain Model

Seminar | June 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall | Note change in location

Prof. Dr. F.M. Bickelhaupt, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, VU University Amsterdam

Department of Chemistry

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Biomimetic Helical Polymers and Oligomers as Unique Chiral Materials: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar | August 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Eiji Yashima 八島 栄次, Nagoya University, Molecular Design and Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The helix is ubiquitous in nature, and one of the prevalent structural motifs for biological polymers, playing key roles in their sophisticated functions. In polymer and
supramolecular chemistry, control of helicity is an attractive challenge because of possible applications in materials science, chemical sensing and enantioselective catalysis.

Here we show unique macromolecules and...   More >