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Spring 2019 Seminars


BCMB 601/615

Wednesdays, 3:35 – 4:30, Mossman 202

(refreshments served at 3:20)


9 January 2019 No Seminar
16 January Constance Bailey, UTK Department of Chemistry
Mechanistic Investigations and Chemical Applications of Bacterial Megasynthases
23 January Jianbin Wang, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Programmed DNA Elimination in Parasitic Nematodes
30 January Hangnoh Lee, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
The impact of DNA copy number alterations in Drosophila
6 February Loukas Petridis, Center for Molecular Biophysics, ORNL
Molecular Flexibility in Proteins and Biopolymers
13 February Brian GregoryDepartment of Biology, U. Pennsylvania

The effects of N6-methyladenosine on mRNA stability and secondary structure in Arabidopsis

20 February Veronica Segarra Department of Biology, High Point University
Becoming a scientist-educator at a primarily undergraduate institution
27 February Bode Adebowale Olukolu- UTIA Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Versatile Next-Gen Tools for Complex Genomes, Metagenomes and Quantitative Trait Analytics
6 March Cong Trinh UTK Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Principles of Modular Cell Engineering for Industrial Biocatalysis
13 March Leslie SieburthDept. of Molecular Biology, University of Utah
How studies of varicose veins in plants revealed genes with roles in cancer and unexpected mRNA dynamics
20 March Spring Break
27 March Christine DunhamDepartment of Biochemistry, Emory U.
RNA-mediated mechanisms of translational control
3 April Jennifer DeBruyn– UTIA Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Biodegradable Plastics for Agriculture: Harnessing soil microbes to reduce waste in food production
10 April Anne SimonDept. of Cell Biology and Genetics, U. Maryland

Turning a novel, independently mobile RNA into a vector to save citrus from Citrus Greening, a destructive disease that is progressively killing every citrus tree world-wide

17 April Julie Mitchell– Biosciences Division, ORNL
Big data and biophysics
24 April Manuel AscanoDept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt U.

Host-Pathogen Interactions: Nucleic Acid Detection and Co-Option

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