Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, 2005


12:00Registration & Poster setup
1:00Jim Carrington, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
1:30Steve Giovannoni – Pernot Chair and Professor, Microbiology “Genome Streamlining in Cosmopolitan Oceanic Bacteria”
1:55Larry Wilhelm, Ph.D. Student, Microbiology “Microbial Genome Divergence in Environmental Sequence Data Sets”
2:15Jim Carrington – Director, CGRB “Small RNA Pathways in Plants”
3:05John Cassady – Vice President for Research “The Research Enterprise at OSU”
3:25Luanne Lawrence – Vice President for University Advancement “Research: The Heart of University Advancement’s New Mission”
3:45Moderated Forum with John Cassady and Luanne Lawrence
4:15Steve Kay – Keynote Address, The Scripps Research Institute “Systems Approaches to Understanding Circadian Clocks”
5:00Poster Session and Sponsor Displays
7:30 – 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:45Wei Chen – Ph.D. Student, Zoology “A Silky Way to Divide: Relaxing the Poles While Stimulating the Equator by Microtubules” 
9:05Taifo Mahmud – Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences “Combinatorial Genetic and Synthetic Approaches to Novel Anti-Infective Drugs”
9:30Eugene Koonin – Keynote Address, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH “Universal Trends in Protein Evolution”
10:45Elisabeth Chapman – Ph.D. Student, MCB Program “RISC Management: Suppression of microRNA and Silencing Pathways by Viruses”
11:05Ling Jin – Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences “Studies on Human Herpes Simplex Type 1 Virus Latency Reactivation Induced by Apoptosis”
Post Retreat
1:001st CGRB Golf Tournament – Eagle Crest Ridge Course

Thank you to our conference committee:

David Maddison, Integrative Biology
Kathy Magnusson, Biomedical Sciences
Steven Strauss, Forest Ecosystems & Society