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Seminars

Seminars are held in Hutchison Hall, on the River Campus. (campus map) Contact the Department of Biology at (585) 273-1139 at least three days in advance to request any special accommodations or if you would like to meet with an outside speaker. Refreshments provided.

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  • Oct1

    Support the UR iGEM Team

    Sweat it for Sepsis, 5k Virtual Run

    Date
    Friday, October 1, 2021
    Time
    8 a.m.
    Place
    Virtual location

    The International Genetically Engineered Machines competition, or iGEM, is a synthetic biology competition where universities compete against each other to solve a real-world problems. Our team’s project this year is to develop a wearable biosensor device for the diagnosis of sepsis using biomarkers found in sweat. 

    We are actively fundraising in order to purchase the necessary laboratory equipment and materials to conduct our research and build the device.  We are planning a virtual 5K run -- “Sweat it for Sepsis.” Runners will have the option of receiving a t-shirt and the chance of winning a free skydiving experience from Skydive Finger Lakes! If you are unable to run, we would also still really appreciate your donation. The virtual event will run from Oct 1st to Oct 31st, and we would love to have your support to keep this program alive. Thank you very much!  Meliora!

    Link to sign up:  https://uofr.us/sweatitforsepsis

     

    Register onlinefor this event.
  • Oct4

    “Stem cell science and the genesis of new therapeutic strategies for patients”

    Dr. Derrick Rossi, Convelo Therapeutics

    Date
    Monday, October 4, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Webinar
  • Oct11

    "The link between sexual and vegetative (in)compatibility in fungal speciation"

    Dr. Hanna Johannesson, Uppsala University

    Date
    Monday, October 11, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Webinar
  • Oct15

    “Hybridization, speciation, and recombination in yeast”

    Dr. Caiti Smukowski Heil, North Carolina State University

    Date
    Friday, October 15, 2021
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Gavett Hall - Room 202
  • Oct18

    “Biological architecture: From protective biocrystals to 3D-printed biofilms”

    Dr. Anne Meyer, University of Rochester

    Date
    Monday, October 18, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location
    Register onlinefor this event.
  • Oct19

    "Population and Social Structure of Siberian Neandertals"

    Dr. Benjamin Peter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

    Date
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Time
    10 a.m.
    Place
    Zoom
    Register onlinefor this event.
  • Oct25

    “Fidelity and infidelity in the repair of broken chromosomes”

    Dr. James Haber, Brandeis University

    Date
    Monday, October 25, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Webinar
    Register onlinefor this event.
  • Nov1

    “Domestication of anaerobic fungi and other environmental microbes for applications in sustainability, catalysis and medicine”

    Dr. Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware

    Date
    Monday, November 1, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 500963.

     

  • Nov5

    “The role of secondary sexual characters in incipient speciation in the Variable Seedeater, Sporophila corvina”

    Diego Ocampo, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, November 5, 2021
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Gavett Hall - Room 202

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 440192.

  • Nov8

    “Binding affinity landscapes of broadly neutralizing anti-influenza antibodies”

    Dr. Michael Desai , Harvard University

    Date
    Monday, November 8, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 637347.
  • Nov12

    TBA

    Lauren Gregory, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, November 12, 2021
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Gavett Hall - Room 202
  • Nov15

    “From collective intelligence to cumulative culture in animal groups”

    Dr. Dora Biro, URMC, Department of Brain & Cognitive Science

    Date
    Monday, November 15, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 752931.
  • Nov19

    “The making of a pathogen: Bacterial effectors are public good sufficient for pathogenicity”

    Tatiana Ruiz Bedoya, University of Toronto

    Date
    Friday, November 19, 2021
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Gavett Hall - Room 202
  • Nov22

    "The rise and fall of the epithelial phenotype"

    Dr. Ulrich Tepass, University of Toronto

    Date
    Monday, November 22, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location
  • Nov29

    “Cell biology of meiotic cheating in mouse oocytes”

    Dr. Takashi Akera, NIH

    Date
    Monday, November 29, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location
  • Dec3

    TBA

    Rose Driscoll, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, December 3, 2021
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Gavett Hall - Room 202
  • Dec6

    “Herbivory and haplodiploidy as evolutionary catalysts”

    Dr. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky

    Date
    Monday, December 6, 2021
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location