Departmental Seminar Series for Sept 2007- June 2008
Theme: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
- BMB seminars are held every Tuesday at noon in Vollum seminar room, M1441.
- Invited speakers twice a month, alternating with student/postdoc talks.
- Invited speakers typically arrive on Monday, seminar is Tuesday, dinner Tuesday night.
- You may contribute to this page or the discussion for the page (see tab at top).
- Series organized by Maureen Hoatlin, hoatlinm at OHSU dot edu
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Procedure for Inviting BMB Speakers
- In May we will start sending out invitations for the Fall schedule. Please suggest names of a potential speaker you would like to invite, by emailing me, or better, adding the names and the link to contact information below your name. I will send out letters of invitation. Please indicate considerations for the timing of the visit (e.g., "I will be in China in September" or "please don't schedule for last two weeks of October" or "here are some potential dates that are good for me" ). This helps manage the scheduling tasks and reduces email burden. Our goal this year is to have 2 speakers a month on alternating Tuesdays.
- Some of you may like to send out your own invitation letters, feel free! Please cc Maureen with the invitation and status.
- When the invited speaker responds to our invitation, I will write back to them, immediately post the acceptance on this wiki, and introduce the speaker to Lisa via email. Lisa will narrow down on some open dates, present the dates to the OHSU host, and settle on a mutually agreeable seminar date for the OHSU host and speaker. During this post-acceptance process Lisa will be in charge of the status.
- Once a date is OKed by speaker and host, a confirmed date will be posted by Jeni on the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Web site.
- After the date is confirmed, Jeni will contact the speaker and obtain the title/figure for the flyer, help with travel arrangements, book hotels, make dinner reservations and schedule and distribute itinerary. When the date is far in advance, Jeni will re-contact the speaker (and OHSU host) 3 months before the scheduled speaking date to finalize itinerary, travel, hotel, dinner plans.
- Please contribute to suggestions for the itinerary to avoid last-minute scramble and email avalanche. Each Speaker will have a section for those who would like to be included on the itinerary if possible. Please contribute directly to the wiki or email me or Lisa and we will post for you. Suggest people for your guest to see or put your name down to request a spot with someone else's speaker.
- The default arrangements are: accomodation at Heathman Hotel, dinner for four at Andina, catered lunch for 10 students/postdocs after the seminar. Please advise Jeni 2 weeks in advance if you prefer different arrangements for dinner.
Faculty Hosts and Speakers
- Charlie Brooks, research focus on statistical mechanics, quantum chemistry and computational methods to chemically and physically oriented biological problems. Date of seminar: Oct. 16
- Dusty Miller. Date of seminar: Jan 8, 2008. **NOTE: Dr. Miller's seminar will be moved to NEXT YEAR (08-09 seminar series)**
- Marc Kantorow, Florida Atlantic University. Role of oxidation in the aging process; methionine sulfoxide reductases in lens and cataract. Date of seminar: Jan. 22, 2008
- Kris Palczewski, Chair, Phys/Pharm, Case Western U. Invited 7/1. Tentative aceptance for 2008-09 academic year.
- Jeffery Benovic, Regulation of G protein-coupled receptors. Date of seminar: May 20, 2008.
Robert Gallo. Declined.
- William E. Balch Scripts, Chemical Biology of Conformational Disease and Membrane Traffic. Invitation accepted. Date of seminar: Feb 19
- Linda Hicke Regulation and function of ubiquitination at the cell surface.
- Mark Rance, University of Cincinnati. Invitation 7/30 pending.
- Gaetano T.Montelione New NMR methods development and structural bioinformatics. Invitation pending acceptance.
- Judith Frydman, Stanford University. Chaparone-mediated protein folding. Date of seminar: March 18.
- Lila Gierasch, University of Mass., Exploring protein folding and aggregation.
- Daniel Hebert from U. Mass, Amherst. Date of seminar: June 3, 2008.
- Chris Kaiser, MIT. Accepted. Date of seminar: Apr. 22, 2008
- Jonathan Weissman, UCSF. Prion-Based Inheritance, Protein Folding, and Analysis of Cellular Systems
- York Marahrens Chromosome remodelling.
- Mirit Aladjem, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology,NCI. Date of seminar: Feb 5, 2008. Please include Elliott Epner (OHSU) on her itinerary.
- Jennie Lee. X-Chromosome Inactivation: Sex, Heterochromatin, Paradoxes, and Evolution. Invitation accepted for future year, date pending.
- David Roos, U. Penn., Host-pathogen interactions, primary focus on the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Date of seminar: Nov. 27, 2007.
- Armando Jardim, McGill University, Molecular processes involved in the targeting and import of proteins into the glycosome. Accepted. Date pending.
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