Other Events & Dates
April through May 2014

April 23, 2014 ( Wednesday )

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

John Doench, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

"The Dark Side of Functional Genomics and a New Hope: Genome-Wide Screens with RNAi and CRISPR"

Host: Dr. David Mathews

K-307 (3-6408)

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 19-Dec-13 10:07am ET

April 24, 2014 ( Thursday )

8:30am - 3:00pm

There will be a Workshop on Environmental Epigenomics on April 24,2014 starting at 8:30 a.m. in the 2-7520/2-7534 Conference Room (Medical Center). The invited speakers will be: Trevor K. Archer (NIEHS; "Epigenetic regulation of transcription via chromatin remodeling"); Dana Dolinoy (U. Michigan; "Perinatal Environmental Exposures: Effects on Metabolic Homeostasis and the Epigenome"); Moshe Szyf (McGill Univ., "Epigenetic mechanisms that mediate the long-term effects of early life adverse environments"); Cheryl Walker (Texas A&M Health Science Ctr., "(re)Programming of the Epigenome by Environmental Exposures during Development"). A Participant Lunch/Discussion session will continue in the EHSC Conference Room (Med. Ctr. 4-8820), 1-3 p.m. For additional information: please contact: Dr. Irfan Rahman (irfan_rahman@urmc.rochester.edu; ext. 5-6911). ALL ARE WELCOME --- No registration is required.

Location:  Conference Room - Medical Center 2-7520/2-7534 and the EHSC Conf Room (4-8820)

Posted by:  Judy Havalack, Environmental Medicine, 8-Apr-14 9:50am ET

April 25, 2014 ( Friday )

9:30am - 10:30am
Organic Seminar

Title: "Target-Driven Total Synthesis"

Speaker: Professor Seth Herzon

Yale University, Department of Chemistry

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 24-Mar-14 4:00pm ET

April 28, 2014 ( Monday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Inorganic Seminar

Speaker One: Lloyd Munjanja

Title: "Mechanistic Studies for Dual Gold Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization."

Speaker Two: Stephanie Daifuku

Title: "Insight into In-situ Iron C-C Cross-Coupling Catalysts through Structure, Bonding, and Mechanism"

University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 27-Mar-14 9:59am ET

April 30, 2014 ( Wednesday )

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Michael Karin, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

"New Insights to the Pathogenesis of Liver Cancer: Inflammation, Reprogramming and Metabolic Stress"

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines (Co-Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Genetics)

Case Method Room (1-9576)

Location:  Case Method Room 1-9576)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 19-Dec-13 10:06am ET

May 1, 2014 ( Thursday )

11:00am - 12:00pm
EHSC Seminar Series: Dr. Jason R. Richardson

Dr. Jason R. Richardson (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers University) will present a seminar as part of the EHSC Seminar Series on May 1, 2014, entitled: Pesticide Exposure as a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease: Epidemiological and Mechanistic Studies, starting at 11:00 a.m. in the EHSC Conference Room (4-8820).

Location:  EHSC Conference Room (Med. Ctr. 4-8820)

Posted by:  Judy Havalack, Environmental Medicine, 14-Mar-14 9:52am ET

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology 2014 Charles L. Odoroff Memorial Lecture

"Research at Census, with Links to Biostatistics"

    Thomas A. Louis, Ph.D.
    Associate Director for Resesarch and
    US Census Bureau
    Professor of Biostatistics
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public

Location:  R HWH 1W-1W-501

Posted by:  Susan Divincenzo, Biostatistics, 1-Apr-14 1:41pm ET

May 5, 2014 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Inorganic Seminar

Title: Chemical and Structural Engineering of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Speaker: Professor Richard Robinson, Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Host: Professor Michael Neidig, neidig@chem.rochester.edu

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 18-Apr-14 9:43am ET

May 7, 2014 ( Wednesday )

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Brian Shoichet, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Member of the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

"The Metabolic Code"

Graduate Student T32 Retreat in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences

Hosts: Drs. Sina Ghaemmaghami and Lynne Maquat

Class of '62 Aud (9425)

Location:  Class of '62 Aud (G-9425)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 19-Dec-13 10:09am ET

May 15, 2014 ( Thursday )

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Mapping Beyond the Microscope

Presented by Dr. Richard Caprioli, Stanley Cohen Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

MALDI Imaging MS produces molecular maps of peptides, proteins, lipids and metabolites present in intact tissue sections. It employs desorption of molecules by direct laser irradiation to map the location of specific molecules from fresh frozen and formalin fixed tissue sections without the need for target-specific reagents such as antibodies. Dr. Caprioli has employed Imaging MS in studies of a variety of biologically and medically relevant research projects. One area of special interest is the molecular mapping of changes observed in diabetes in both a mouse model and in the human disease. This presentation will focus on recent technological advances both in sample preparation and instrument performance to achieve images at high spatial resolution (1-10 microns) and at high speeds so that a typical sample tissue, once prepared, can be imaged in just a few minutes. Finally, new biocomputational approaches will be discussed which deal with the high data dimensionality of Imaging MS and our implementation of 'image fusion' in terms of predictive integration of MS images with microscopy and other imaging modalities.

Contact Mark Platt, Ph.D., Director, URMC Proteomics Resource Facility for information (585) 276-6804.

Location:  K 207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Posted by:  Anne Reed, Shared Resource Laboratories, 9-Apr-14 8:33am ET

May 21, 2014 ( Wednesday )


Speaker: Professor Amir Hoveyda

Title: The evolution of Catalytic Olefin Metathesis: From Ancillary Process to Purveyor of Stereochemical Identity

Boston College, Department of Chemistry

Host: Alison Frontier

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 17-Apr-14 10:56am ET

May 28, 2014 ( Wednesday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Physical and Materials Seminar

Title: Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures

Speaker: Professor Raymond Schaak, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry

Host: Professor Todd Krauss, krauss@chem.rochester.edu

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 17-Apr-14 3:47pm ET

May 29, 2014 ( Thursday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar

Title: "Modeling the folding and native structures of protein molecules"

Speaker: Professor Kenneth Dill

SUNY Stony Brook

Location:  101 Goergen Hall

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 10-Apr-14 9:25am ET

May 30, 2014 ( Friday )

8:00am - 5:00pm
Genetics Day

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the date for the Genetics Day 2014 has been set for Friday, the 30th of May. Genetics Day is an annual UCIS-sponsored one-day symposium showcasing Genetics research in oral and poster presentations. The keynote event, the Fred Sherman Lecture, will be delivered by Dr. Randy Schekman from UC Berkeley, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine 2013. A call for posters and a detailed program will be released at a later date.

Dirk Bohmann and David Goldfarb

Location:  Class of 62 Aud. and Flaum Atrium

Posted by:  Daina Bullwinkel, Dept of Biomedical Genetics, 30-Jan-14 9:47am ET