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Spring 2010 Seminars
Omics and Emerging Tools at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Sponsored by the Department of Microbiology, the Department of Chemistry, the Mildred Haines and William Elijah Morris Lecture Endowment*& the Microbiology across Campuses Educational and Research Venture. †

Date Speaker Information Seminar Title/Topic
Mon Jan 25
Dr Robert Hettich*
Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
MS‐Based proteogenomic approaches for the
molecular characterization of microbial isolates
Thurs Feb 4,
Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt III*,
Departments of Cell Biology and Chemistry, Scripps
Activity‐based proteomics – applications for
enzyme and inhibitor discovery
Mon Feb 8,
Professor H. Alex Brown*
Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Mon Feb 15,
Professor Roberto Kolter*
President—American Society for Microbiology,
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics ∙ Harvard Medical School
Extracellular signals dictate cell fate in biofilms
Thurs Feb 25
Professor Edward DeLong†
Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (USA),
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
Exploring the marine microbial world, genomes
to biomes
Mon Mar 22
Dr Andrew Lang
Department of Biology, Memorial University
Gene transfer agents ‐ capturing viruses and
putting them to work
Mon Mar 29
Professor Mary Ann Moran*
Department of Marine Science, UGA
Mon Apr 5
Dr Benjamin van Mooy*
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Membrane lipid dynamics in the upper ocean
and the promise of lipidomics for marine microbiology
Mon Apr 12
Dr Ramunas Stepanauskas
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Redefining microbial genomics: Sequencing individual organisms (cells)
Mon Apr 19
Professor Curtis Suttle*,
Fellow ‐ Royal Society of Canada, Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of British olumbia
Viruses: The greatest reservoir of genetic diversity
on Earth, and drivers of global processes
Mon Apr 26
Professor Farooq Azam
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD
Microbial structuring of the ocean carbon cycle:
A microscale and mechanistic view

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