College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2009 Seminars

2009 Fall Semester


12/1 Dr. Eric Walters (Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, IL)
Virtually Everything You Wanted to Know about Citrate Transport: Computer Modeling Studies of a Membrane Protein
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

11/24 Dr. David Eliezer (Department of Biochemistry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University)
Structure Transitions of the Parkinson's and Alzheimer's linked proteins synuclein and tau
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

11/17 Dr. Ying Xu (Director, Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia)
Elucidation of Rules that Govern the Genomic Structures of Bacteria
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

11/10 Dr. David A. Liberles (Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming)
Understanding the Lineage-Specific Amino Acid Substitution Process
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

11/9 Dr. Yuji Sugita (Theoretical Biochemistry Laboratory, RIKEN)
The generalized-ensemble simulations and its application to the protein folding problem
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

11/3 Dr. Xiongwu Wu (Laboratory of Computational Biology, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH)
Electron tomography and molecular modeling study of chemoreceptor organization
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

10/20 Dr. Toshi Hoshi (Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania)
Activation of the large-conductance Ca2+- and voltage-gated Slo1 K+ channel by Ca2+, H+ and carbon monoxide
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

10/13 Dr. Richard Pastor (Laboratory of Computational Biology, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH)
Computer Simulations of NMR Relaxation in Lipid Bilayers
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

9/22 Dr. Olaf S. Andersen (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University)
Lipid bilayers as regulators of membrane protein function
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

8/28 Dr. Feng Chen (Kansas State University)
Development and testing of protein backbone torsional potentials for the Kirkwood Buff derived force field of peptides and proteins
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

8/27 Dr. Yogita Mantri (University of Indiana)
Computational Modeling of Transition Metals in Medicinal Chemistry: Modeling the Copper-bound Amyloid-β peptide of Alzheimer’s Disease
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room
 

2009 Summer Semester


7/7 Dr. Yongqun He (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School)
Vaccine Informatics for Vaccine Research and Development
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room
 

2009 Spring Semester


5/12 Dr. Sarah Hymowitz (Senior Scientist: Structural Biology, Genentech)
Structural biology of therapeutic targets in the TNF receptor superfamily
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

5/6 Dr. Stas Shvartsman (Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University)
MAPK signaling in equations and embryos
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

5/1 Stephen O. Opiyo (School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska)
Mining G-protein coupled receptors from plant genomes
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MRB 200 Conference Room

4/28 Dr. Themis Lazaridis (Chemistry Department, City College of New York)
Modeling protein-membrane interactions using implicit solvation
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

4/14 Dr. Stanley Opella (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego)
Towards an Integrated View of the Structure and Dynamics of Membrane Proteins
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

4/7 Dr. Anthony Kossiakoff (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago)
Synthetic antibodies evolved from a minimal genetic code and their applications to structural and cell biology.
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

3/31 Dr. Roger E. Koeppe II (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas)
Perspectives on arginine and proline in membrane-spanning peptides
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

3/24 Dr. Wolfgang Peti (Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown University)
Structural Basis of Protein Phosphatase 1 Regulation
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

3/3 Dr. Robert Dunn (Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas)
Probing Biological Function at the Single Molecule Level
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

3/2 PhD Candidates
Time: 9:30 - 11 am
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room
9:30: Michael Rowland
Complement 1s is the serine protease that cleaves IGFBP-5 in human osteoarthritic joint fluid
10:00: Parul V. Kudtarkar
Roundup: Scaling computation to compute orthologs
10:30: Xianghong Qi
INFLUENCE OF COOPERATIVITY ON THE PROTEIN FOLDING MECHANISM

2/24 Dr. Moosa Mohammadi (NYU Langone Medical Center)
Molecular Mechanisms of FGF Receptor Regulation in Development and its Corruption in Disease
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

2/17 Dr. Mario Rivera (University of Kansas)
Toward a molecular understanding of iron acquisition and homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

2/10 Dr. Heather Desaire (University of Kansas)
Glycoprotein Analysis for HIV Vaccine Development
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room

2/3 Dr. Dong Xu (Computer Science Department, University of Missouri)
MUFOLD: A New Protein Structure Prediction System
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: MRB 100 Conference Room


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