Friday, September 18, 2015

Poster Award Winners

Undergrad student: Nick Ames   Sensiplicity Sensor Sytem
Grad student:  Andrew Osborn   De novo synthesis of sunscreen compound in vertebrates
PostDoc/Trainer/Faculty:  Amy Klocko  RNAi of apple AGAMOUS genes leads to increased floral attractiveness and decreased fertility


8:00Registration & refreshments (Poster & sponsor setup) 
9:00Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
  Moderator: David Myrold, Crop & Soil Science
9:25Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Arizona State University
Combinomics to understand biological soil crusts
10:10Kimberly Halsey, Microbiology
Phytoplankton strategies for using the energy from photosynthesis
10:35Break (Poster & sponsor setup / displays)
11:00Ryan Mehl, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Defining Roles of NitroTyrosine in Disease via Genetic Code Expansion
11:25Jeff Anderson, Botany & Plant Pathology
Regulation of Pseudomonas syringae Virulence by Host Plant-derived Metabolite Signals
11:50James Giovannoni, Cornell University
Genetic regulation of tomato fruit ripening; genes to genome
12:35Lunch (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
  Moderator: Laurent Deluc, Horticulture
1:50Wei Kong, Chemistry
Coherent electron diffraction of single molecules embedded in superfluid helium droplets: A possible solution to the problem of protein crystallization
2:15Patrick Hayes, Crop & Soil Science
Fun with barley: from flowering to flavor
2:40Marc Johnson, University of Missouri
How to dress your virus.  Learning how viruses select the right host membrane for proper assembly
3:25Break (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
  Moderator: Chrissa Kioussi, College of Pharmacy
3:50Olena Taratula, College of Pharmacy
Multifunctional Theranostic Nanoplatforms for Image-Guided Surgery and Intraoperative Therapy   
4:15Andy Jones, Botany & Plant Pathology
Intraspecific variation in drought responses of tropical tree seedlings: consequences for species distributions under climate change
4:40Cynthia Sagers, Vice President of Research
Closing remarks
5:00Poster Session/Reception, Sponsor Displays


Fall Term 2015
September 30, 2015Steven Henikoff
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

High-resolution mapping of epigenome dynamics
Host: Molly Megraw
October 14, 2015Bruce McDonald
Dept of Environmental Systems Science
ETH ZurichThe genetic basis of pathogen adaptation in agroecosystems

Host: Nik Grunwald
October 28, 2015Eric Gouaux
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Principles of signal transduction at the chemical synapses of the brain
Host: Andy Karplus
Winter Term 2016
January 6, 2016Julie Pfeiffer
UT Southwestern Medical Center
How gut microbes enhance enteric virus infectivity
Host: Natalia Shulzhenko
January 20, 2016Weihong Qiu
OSU, Dept of Physics
Single-molecule studies of plant kinesin motor proteins
February 3, 2016Nathan Swenson
Department of Biology
University of Maryland
Transcriptomic analyses of tree communities: moving beyond functional traits and phylogenetic relatedness
Host: Andy Jones
February 17, 2016Marian Waterman
UC Irvine, Cancer Research Institute
Wnt Signaling in Stem Cells and Cancer
Host:  Chris Mathews
February 22, 2016Special Seminar2:00 – 3:00 pm
ALS 4001
Eugene Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH
Discovery of new genome editing systems and novel viruses by genome and metagenome mining
Host: Valerian Dolja
March 2, 2016David Hendrix
OSU, Dept of Biochemistry & Biophysics
School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Biological Discovery Through Bioinformatics: From Deep Sequencing to Deep Learning
March 8, 2016Special Seminar3:30 – 4:30 pm
ALS 4001
Frank Kempken
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
Secondary metabolites from marine and terrestrial fungi – genome analysis and biological function
Host: Michael Freitag
Spring Term 2016
March 30, 2016Knudson LectureRichard Lenski
Michigan State University
Host:  Brett Tyler
April 27, 2016Matthew Revington
University of Windsor
Structural and Dynamic Studies of Proteins using NMR
Host: Elisar Barbar
May 11, 2016Sara A. Courtneidge
Oregon Health & Science University
The Control of Invasion and Metastasis
Host:  Siva Kolluri
May 25, 2016Steven Almo
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
High-throughput Approaches for Enzyme Functional Annotation and Metabolism Discovery
Host:  Stephen Giovannoni