2008-2009 Series

October, 2008

High-altitude measurements of the cosmic microwave background
Barth Netterfield (Depts of Astronomy and Physics, U of T, St. George)
Tuesday, October 7th, 12pm

Scientific Entrepreneurship
Cynthia Goh (Dept of Chemistry, U of T, St. George)
Tuesday October 14th, 12pm

Development of novel and unnatural phopholipids to combat lung surfactant deficiency
Adrian Schwan (Dept of Chemistry, University of Guelph)
Tuesday, October 21st, 12pm

Foodborne microorganisms and food safety
Mansel Griffiths (Dept of Food Science, University of Guelph)
Tuesday, October 28th, 12pm

November, 2008

Changing diabetes
David Mussar (Novo Nordisk Canada)
Tuesday, November 4th, 12pm

Non-Newtonian fluids: microrheology at the gel transition
John de Bruyn (Dept of Physics, University of Western Ontario)
Tuesday, November 11th, 12pm

Environmental toxicology: genotoxins
Brian McCarry (Dept of Chemistry, McMaster University)
Tuesday, November 18th, 12pm

Hydrological controls on watershed element cycling and ecological function
Brian Branfireun (Dept of Geography, UTM)
Tuesday, November 25th, 12pm



December, 2008

Spins, Free of Charge
Henry van Driel (Dept of Physics, U of T, St. George)
Tuesday, December 2nd, 12pm

Hybrid microfluidics for pre-processing and separations
Aaron Wheeler (Dept of Chemistry, U of T, St. George)
When: Tuesday, January 13th, 12pm
Where: SB 2068B

Part 1: Towards synthetic biology: functional De Novo proteins from a designed artificial proteome
Part 2: Alzheimer's disease: molecular underpinnings and the search for new therapeutics
Michael Hecht (Department of Chemistry, Princeton University)
When: Thursday, January 22nd, 12pm
Where: SB 3130




Interactions of surfactants with lipid membranes - biophysical contributions to interdisciplinary studies
Heiko Heerklotz (Department of Pharmacy, University of Toronto St. George)
When: Tuesday, February 10th, 12pm
Where: SB 3130

Control theory applied to biology
Brian Ingalls (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo)
When: Tuesday, February 24th, 12pm
Where: SB 3130




Tales from the Bering Sea (Research) cruise
Jochen Halfar and Daniel Schulze (Dept. of Chemical & Physical Sciences, UTM)
When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 12pm
Where: SB 3130

Greenland: assembling a geological puzzle of many pieces
Mike Hamilton (Dept. of Geology, UofT, St. George)
When: Tuesday, March 10th, 12pm
Where: SB 2068B

Palladium-catalyzed dioxygenation of olefins
Datong Song (Dept. of Chemistry, Uof T, St. George)
When: Tuesday, March 17th, 12pm
Where: SB 3130

The breaking of bonding rules in organic chemistry
Jim Green (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Windsor)
When: Tuesday, March 24th, 12pm
Where: SB 3130

Electron cryomicrosopy of macromolecular machines
John Rubenstein (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
When: Tuesday, March 31st, 12pm
Where: SB 3130

April,2009Systems analysis and engineering of biological processes
Radakrishnan Mahadevan (Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, UofT, St. George)
When: Tuesday, April 7th, 12pm
Where: SB 3130