College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2008 Seminars

2008 Fall Semester


12/9 Dr. Mark Walter (Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Protein Design by Virus
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

12/2 Dr. Joan-Emma Shea (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Simulations of protein aggregation
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

11/18 Dr. Robert Stroud (Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco)
Regulating ammonia and water transport across membranes; QED!
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

11/11 Dr. Ron Elber (Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Chair in Computational Life Sciences and Biology, University of Texas)
Sequence networks, capacity, and flow between protein structures
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

11/4 Dr. Kwang Hun Lim (Chemistry, East Carolina University)
NMR Studies of Protein Misfolding and Amyloid Formation
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

10/28 Dr. Liang Tang (Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas)
Assembly of large dsDNA viruses
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

10/14 Dr. Roberto De Guzman (Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas)
NMR studies of bacterial and viral pathogenesis
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

10/7 Dr. Andrew Neuwald (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine )
The charge-dipole pocket: a Ras-like GTPase component associated with switch II restructuring
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

9/30 Dr. Jeffrey Klauda (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland)
Structure and Dynamics of Lipids, Model Cellular Membranes, and Membrane Proteins
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

9/23 Dr. Scott Feller (Department of Chemistry, Wabash College)
Unique properties of omega-3 fatty acids: implications for rhodopsin function
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

9/16 Dr. Wonpil Im (University of Kansas Center for Bioinformatics)
Insertion, folding, tilting, and assembly of transmembrane helices
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

9/9 Dr. Sitao Wu (Zhang Lab, University of Kansas Center for Bioinformatics)
Sequence-based protein contact prediction and its usage in 3D protein structure modeling 
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

9/2 Dr. Shiyong Liu (Vakser Lab, University of Kansas Center for Bioinformatics)
Scoring function on protein-protein docking
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room
 

2008 Spring Semester


5/20 Dr. Eugene Krissinel (Senior Technical Officer, European Bioinformatics Institute)
PISA, or a story about perceptions, expectations, naivety, macromolecular complexes and their complexity in bioinformatics and crystallography
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

5/6 Dr. Jie Liang (Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Detecting geometric pattern and evolutionary signal from protein structure for understanding biological functions and predicting protein-protein interaction surfaces
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

4/29 Dr. Alexander Tropsha (Professor and Chair, The Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Protein Comparison: From New Methods to Unexpected Discoveries
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

4/22 Dr. Nick Grishin (Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Protein Comparison: From New Methods to Unexpected Discoveries
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

4/8 Dr. Michael Gilson (Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland)
Entropy, Affinity and the Design of Targeted Molecules
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

3/13 Dr. Scott Christley (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame)
Vertebrate Limb Chondrogenesis and Invertebrate Comparative Genomics
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Location: Nichols Hall Apollo Room

3/11 Dr. Zhi Wei (Genomics and Comp. Bio. Graduate Group, Univ. of Penn. School of Medicine)
Markov Random Field Models for Network-Based Analysis of Genomic Data
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Location: Nichols Hall Apollo Room

2/20 Dr. Phillip Bourne (University of California, San Diego)
What Does Evolution Tell Us About Drug Discovery?
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

2/5 Petras Kundrotas (University of Kansas)
Sequence-homology based approach in modeling of protein-protein interactions
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

1/31 Iddo Friedberg (University of California, San Diego)
New Challenges for Structural Bioinformatics: Towards a Better Understanding of Structure and Function Space
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 2023 Haworth

1/29 Dr. Jeffry D Madura (Duquesne University)
Simulations of LeuT and DAT Transporters
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

1/24 John Karanicolas (University of Washington)
Design of de novo protein-protein interfaces
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 2023 Haworth

1/17 Natarajan Kannan (University of California, San Diego)
Evolutionary Clues to Protein Kinase Regulatory Mechanisms
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 2023 Haworth


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