Fall 2008 Seminars

Seminars are held in Physical Sciences Building, Rm. 240, from 12-1 PM, unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Host: Yildiz/ Shikuma
"Cell Fate Determination in Bacterial Biofilms"
Roberto Kolter, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Host: Yildiz
"The Matrix: Vibrio cholerae Biofilm"
Nick Fong, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Host: Ottemann/Lertsethtakarn
"Water Scarcity and Uncertainty in Informal Settlements in Nairobi"
Ben Crow, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Host: Camps/Troll
"Integrated Approach to Studying Activating Mutations in Breast Cancer Oncogenes"
Rachel Karchin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemical Engineering, Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Host: Smith/Kern
"(Preliminary) Mechanism and Functinal Consequences of Biogenesis of YHR Golgi Apparatus"
Adam Linstedt, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Host: Yildiz/Shikuma
"Bacterial Sialidases and Sialoside Biosynthetic Enzymes"
Xi Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University Of California, Davis

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Swimming in the Stomach: The Chemotaxis System of Helicobacter pylori and Its Role in Infection"
Karen Ottemann, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz