Upcoming Events

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Posy Busby
Feb 21
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Life on the inside: the evolutionary consequences of intracellular parasitism in cryptic Fungi"

Alisha Quandt
Feb 21
12 - 1 p.m.
I'm interested in all aspects of fungal biology. My research is focused on addressing three fundamental questions in mycology: (1) How do fungi evolve the ability to switch hosts or adapt to utilize various substrates? (2) How do fungi interact with other microorganisms? and (3) Where are potential unexplored habitats of novel fungal diversity? Genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics,...

Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Feb 22
4 - 5 p.m.
Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

Dr. Mingfu Shao, Department of Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University

Feb 26
4 - 5 p.m.
Title: Abstract: I will present modeling and algorithmic designs for two challenging problems in biology and argue that efficient computational methods enable significant advances in our understanding of cell machinery and genome evolution. The first problem is the assembly of full-length transcripts -- the collection of expressed gene products in cells -- from noisy and highly...

Center for ComputationalDr. Mingfu Shao, School of Computer and Communications, Carnegie Mellon University

Feb 26
4 - 5 p.m.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

TBD
Feb 28
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Harnessing plant immune receptors for resistance to wheat stem rust"

Peter Dodds
Feb 28
12 - 1 p.m.
Dr Dodds' focus is on fungal rust diseases, which constitute one of the most significant threats to cereal crops worldwide. The recent emergence of the highly virulent wheat stem rust strain Ug99 is of particular concern to world food security. Dr Dodds' research has used the pathogenic interaction between flax and the flax rust fungus as a model for understanding the basis of rust disease as...

Center for Computational Biology SemDr. Julia Fukuyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, Yale Universityinar

Mar 1
4 - 5 p.m.

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet

Mar 1
6 - 9 p.m.
祝大家春節快樂! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Dog with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends. Pre-payment is REQUIRED. $30 faculty & community; $15 students and UC staff; $8 for children. RSVP list will close February...

Dr. Julia Fukuyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute

Mar 1
4 - 5 p.m.
Abstract: Transcription, the fundamental cellular process by which DNA is copied to RNA, is tightly regulated in healthy human development but frequently dysregulated in disease. During or shortly after transcription, regions known as “introns” are spliced out of the RNA to produce mature “messenger” RNA. Massively parallel sequencing of RNA (RNA-seq) has become a ubiquitous technology in...

Lichen BioBlitz

Mar 3
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We invite you to join lichen experts, UCBG faculty, Garden staff and citizen scientists for a lichen “treasure hunt”. During this one day event, participants will work in teams to document the lichen diversity at the Garden. Even if you have no specific lichen expertise, your participation is welcome. A keen eye and willingness to work collaboratively will help insure a thorough survey.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Arnon Lecture
Mar 7
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Center for Computational Biology Seminar

Mar 7
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Ferredoxin - protein interactions and energy transduction in Photosynthesis"

Toshiharu Hase
Mar 7
12 - 1 p.m.
Dr. Hase is Professor Emeritus of Osaka University and formerly affiliated to the Institute of Protein Research at Osaka University. His research interests include photosynthetic electron transfer, ferredoxin-dependent redox metabolisms and the structure/function of redox enzymes.

Dr. Tal Korem, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Mar 8
4 - 5 p.m.
The gut microbiome is an immense microbial ecosystem with unique and diverse metabolic capabilities. In the past decade, it has been associated with multiple chronic and complex diseases, raising great hopes for novel medical advances. But are contemporary microbiome analysis methods useful in a clinical setting? I will present new tools that we developed for the analysis of the gut microbiome...

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Taylor White Lecture
Mar 14
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Chemical Intelligence of Fungi"

Nancy Keller
Mar 14
12 - 1 p.m.
My research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of Aspergillus spp. that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines. We are interested in elucidating the mechanism of fungal sporulation and host/pathogen interactions; processes intimately linked to secondary metabolite (e.g. mycotoxin) production.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Jade Wang
Mar 21
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Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The critical roles of (p)ppGpp in Gram positive bacteria"

Jade Wang
Mar 21
12 - 1 p.m.
Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

TBD
Apr 4
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