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Seminars by Year

2012-2013

2013-2014

 

 

 

 

Seminars

The M.S. in Biotechnology Program offers a sequence of seminar series that focus on the non-technical aspects of a biotechnology education. Seminars, including those in our

Technological Commercialization series, cover a variety of topics such as intellectual property, compliance and regulatory affairs, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), process development, communication skills, inter-personal skills, and career development.

 

Seminars are presented by experts from biotechnology and related industries. MBP students have the opportunity to interact individually and in groups with the speakers during and after the seminars. Additionally, numerous seminars on all aspects of biotechnology are available through other NU departments and feature leading academic and industrial experts.

 

Each year MBP students attend research presentations delivered by Northwestern-appointed preceptors. In the Fall of 2014, MBP offered 35 presentations to its students.

 

 

2014-2015 Selected NU Seminars | 2014-2015 MBP Seminars

 

Fall Quarter          Winter Quarter         Spring Quarter          Summer Quarter


Fall Quarter

 

Winter Quarter

 

1/9   Motivations and Design Considerations for Implementing Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation          in Wastewater Treatment Plants

         Dr. Alexander Rosenthal

         Northwestern University

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

1/13   Earth Abundant Cacuum Deposited Kesterite Thin Film Solar Cells

         Supratick Guha

         IBM Research

         Offered by Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

1/15 Squishy Bubble Dynamics for Oil Recovery Applications

         Sibani Lisa Biswal

         Rice University

         Offered by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

1/16   Engineered Nanoparticles: Direct and Indirect Effects on Food Safety and Quality

         Prof. Stephen Ebbs

         Center for Ecology, Southern Illinois University

         Offered by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

1/20   Bringing Physics Into the Fold: Origami-Inspired Mechanical Meta-materials

         Dr. Itai Cohen

         Cornell University

         Offered by Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

1/22   Utilization of Enzymatic Reaction Rules to Predict and Analyze Biochemical Pathways

         Dr. Andrew Stine

         Broadbelt Lab

         Offered by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

1/23   Geobiology of the Deep Subsurface Biosphere, Homestake Mine, SD USA

         Prof. Maggie Osburn

         Northwestern University

         Offered by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

1/28   Lymphatic Vessels in Inflammation and Cancer: Linking Mechanobiology with Immune          Regulation

         Dr. Melody A. Swartz

         Institute of Molecular Engineering University of Chicago

         Offered by Feinberg School of Medicine

 

1/29   Nanotherapeutics for Neurological Disorders

         Dr. Elizabeth Nance

         Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

         Offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

1/30   Molecular Scale Transformations of Mercury at Bacteria- and Mineral-Water Interfaces

         Prof. Bhoopesh Mishra

         Illinois Institute of Technology

         Offered by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

2/3   Simultaneous 3D Detection of Organics with Infared Spectromicrotomography

         Dr. Carol Hirschmugl

         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

         Offered by Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

2/5   Hot Spot-Based Design of Small-Molecule Inhibitors for β-Catenin/T-cell Factor and          β-Catenin/B-cell Lymphoma 9 Interactions

         Dr. Haitao Ji

         University of Utah

         Offered by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

2/5   Waste to Wealth: Sustainable Green Polymer Composites with Superior Properties via          Solid-State Shear Pulverization

         Dr. Krishnan Iyer

         Torkelson Lab

         Offered by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

2/5   Dynamic Hydrogel Matrices: Cell Biology in the Fourth Dimension

         Dr. Kristi Anseth

         University of Colorado

         Offered by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

2/6   Breaking Ground: Mechanics & Hydrology of Crushable Granular Media for Hazard          Protection Purposes

         Prof. Guiseppe Buscarnera

         Northwestern University

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

2/9   Activation of the Nuclear Hormone Receptor PPARα Exacerbates ADAM10-mediated,          Nonamyloidogenic Proteolysis of APP

         Dr. Grant T. Corbett

         Rush University

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/10   Neural Mechanisms of Social Behavior

         Dr. Weizhe Hong

         California Institute of Technology

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/10   Multiplex Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein Motility Controls Intracellular Transport

         Dr. Richard McKenney

         University of California-San Diego

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/12   From Molecular Determinants to Physical Principles: How Genetically Patterned Forces          Change Cell Shape

         Dr. Bing He

         Princeton University

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/12   Development of an In Vivo Biomaterial Implant for the Early Detection of Cancer          Metastasis

         Prof. Brian Aguado

         Shea Lab, Northwestern University

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/13  Probing Arsenic at the Micro-Scale: Insights from Hydrothermal Environments

         Dr. Marco Alsina

         Northwestern University

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

2/17   Fabrication, Properties, and Applications of van der Waals Heterostructures

         Prof. James Hone

         Columbia University

         Offered by the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

2/18   Micronutrient Distress and Convalescence After Major Surgical Stress

         Dr. David Soybel

         Penn State, Hershey College of Medicine

         Offered by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

2/18   Application of Cyogenetics, FISH and Genomic Microarray Tests for Genetic-based          Leukemia Patient Care

         Yanming Zhang, MD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by the Lurie Research Center

 

2/19   KRAS Has an Oncogentic Acetyl-lysine Post-translation Modification

         David Gius, MD, PhD

         Women's Cancer Research - Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by the Lurie Research Center

 

2/20   Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Regulatory Lists Using High-throughput in          Vitro Datasets

         Dr. Kristi Pullen

         Natural Resources Defense Council

         Offered by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

2/24   Grain Boundary Alloying in Nanocrystalline Metals, from Theory to Practice

         Prof. Chris Schuh

         Massachusetts Institute of Technology

         Offered by the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

2/24   How to Cheat at Sex and Win

         Sarah Zanders, PhD

         Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

         Offered by Center for Reproductive Science Events & NULaBS

 

2/25   Therapeutic Strategies Targeting ERBB2

         Mark Pegram, MD

         Stanford Cancer Institute

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

2/26   Mechanosensing at Cell-cell Junctions

         Alexander Dunn, PhD

         Stanford University

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/26   Unraveling new functions for the ER at organelle contact sites

         Gia Voeltz, PhD

         University of Colorado at Boulder

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/26   Ephrins in Skin Homeostasis and Carcinogenesis

         Spiro Getsios, PhD

         Northwestern University

         Offered by Lurie Research Center & NULaBS

 

2/26   Development of Basket Trials Targeting FGFR Pathway

         Young Chae, MD, MPH, MBA

         Northwestern University

         Offered by Lurie Research Center & NULaBS

 

2/26   Biomedical Engineering Series: Vascularizing Engineered (Cardiac and Tumor) Tissus in          Vitro

         Steven George, MD, PhD

         Washington University (St. Louis)

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

2/27   Chemical Approaches to Study Ubiquitin-like Proteins in Bacteria and Humans

         Dr. Champak Chatterjee

         University of Washington

         Offered by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

2/27   Eco-systems Microbiology: Can We Scale from Genes to Processes?

         Prof. Trina McMahon

         University of Wisconsin-Madison

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

3/2   Nucleosomes: From Pioneer Factors to Occupany Dynamics in Aged Liver

         Irina Bochkis, PhD

         Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

3/4   Microbial Fuel Technologies for Renewable Power and Biofuels Production from Waste          Biomass

         Prof. Bruce Logan, AEESP Distinguished Lecturer

         Penn State University

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

3/4   Ordering of Nanomaterials in Confined Geometry

         Milan K. Sanyal

         Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

         Offered by the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

3/4   Phase 1/ 2 Study of Intratumoral Injections of SD-101 with Low-Dose Radiation for          Low-grade B-cell Lymphoma

         Locke Bryan, MD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/4   Financial Distre$$: Examining the Roles of Cost & Financial Counselors in Cancer Care

         Jessica Yarber, MD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/10   X-Ray Nanovision

         Prof. Oleg Shpyrko

         University of California – San Diego

         Offered by the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

 

3/11   Iron Homeostasis in the Body

         Caroline Enns, PhD

         Oregon Health & Science University

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/13   What Complexity Theory Can Tell Us About Urban Infrastructure & Resource          Consumption

         Prof. Sybil Derrible

         Complex & Sustainable Urban Networks Lab, University of Illinois-Chicago

         Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

3/13   Allosteric Transcriptional Regulation via Changes in the Overall Topology of the          Core Promoter

         Steven Philips

         O’Halloran Lab

         Offered by Northwestern University Life and Biomedical Sciences (NULaBS)

 

3/13   1st Annual Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Symposium on Hematologic Malignancies

         Jane Winter, MD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/17   TBA

         Andy Chan, MD, PhD

         Senior VP for Research Biology Genentech

         Offered by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

3/18   Steering Cancer Evolution: Harnessing Phenotypic Heterogeneity to Design Better          Combination Therapies

         Alexander Anderson, PhD

         H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/25   Unexpected Functions of Platelets in Health and Disease

         Andrew Weyrich, PhD

         University of Utah School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/26   Beyond Warburg - A New Twist to Metabolic Adaptation of Cancer

         Alexander Stegh, PhD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/26   Brain Tumor Immunity: Why Does it Fail?

         Derek Wainwright, PhD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

3/27   Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute CME Symposium

         James Chandler, MD

         Jeffrey Raizer, MD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

Spring Quarter

 

4/1    Dual Role of Hedgehog/GL1 Axis in Pancreatic Cancer

         Martin Fernandez-Zapico, MD

         Mayo Clinic

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

4/2    Does Telomere Length Influence Cancer Risk? Moving Towards Casual Inference

         Brandon Pierce, PhD, MS

         University of Chicago

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

4/13   DICE: A Novel Tumor Surveillance Mechanism - A Path to Cancer Therapy

         Marcus Peter, PhD

         Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

4/14   The Miasma of Cancer: How Tumor Ecosystems Kill the Patient

         Kenneth Pienta, MD

         Johns Hopkins Medicine

         Offered by Lurie Research Center

 

4/15   The Search for Truth and Meaning in Genetic Studies of Cancer

         Kenan Onel, MD, PhD

         University of Chicago

         Offered by The Department of Continuing Medical Education / Lurie Research Center

 

4/16   Graduate Seminar

         Karthik Sekar, Tyo Lab

         Teresa DeLuca, Miller Lab

         Northwestern University

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

4/16   The Role of CREB in Myeloid Leukemogenesis and as a Traget for AML Therapy

         Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD

         Stanford University

         Offered by The Lurie Research Center

 

4/21   MSE Colloquium

         Dillon Fong, PhD

         Argonne National Laboratory

         Offered by The Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

4/22   Gene Therapy for Hemoglobinopathies

         Punam Malik, MD

         Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

         Offered by The Lurie Research Center

 

4/22   Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

         Ben Parr

         Offered by The Farley Center for Entreprenuership and Innovation

 

4/22   Delivering Healthcare in the Developing World: Addressing Challenges with Innovative          Solutions

         John Connelly, PhD

         Diagnostics For All

 

4/23  Systems Engineering Meets Quantitative Systems Pharmacology

         Ioannis (Yannis) P. Androulakis, PhD

         Rutgers University

         Offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

4/23   Hulburt Lecture

         Jennifer Feeley, PhD

         ExxonMobil

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

4/23   Nanoparticles for Treatment and Imaging of Cancer

         Gayle Woloschak, PhD

         Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine

         Offered by The Lurie Research Center

 

4/23   CLP Research Forum

         Gokay Yamankurt

         Timothy Toby

         ExxonMobil

         Offered by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

4/30   Biomaterials to Understand Cancer Metastasis and Drug Resistance

         Shelly Peyton

         University of Massachusetts

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

5/7    Multi-parametric model-based Optimization & Control

         Stratos Pistikopoulos, PhD

         Texas A&M University

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

5/7    The Molecular Basis for Protein Biosynthesis

         Jamie Cate, PhD

         University of California at Berkeley

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

5/7    The Springs That Move Us: How Elastic Mechanisms Influence Muscle

         Tom Roberts, PhD

         Brown University

         Offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

5/12   Industry Speakers

         Eric Liu, MS

         Cardinal Health

         Offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

5/13   TBA

         Amy Palmer, PhD

         University of Colorado, Boulder

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

5/14   CLP Research Forum

         Ryan Pasecky, David Krist

         Northwestern University

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

5/14   TBA

         Ajikumar Parayil

         ManusBio

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

5/20   Systems Biology

         Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

         Institute for Systems Biology

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

5/21   TBA

         Amy Silder, PhD

         Stanford University

         Offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

5/21   Graduate Seminar

         Matthew Moura, Emily Leitsch

         Tyo Lab and Torkelson Lab - Northwestern University

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

5/27   The Novartis Lecture in Organic Chemistry

         Prof. Chris Vanderwal

         University of California, Irvine

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

5/28   TBA

         Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT

         University of Pittsburgh

         Offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

5/28   TBA

         Shuan Ahn

         Dow Corning

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

5/29   Chemistry of a New Class of Lanthanide Complexes that act as Paramagnetic Chemical          Exchange Saturation Transfer

         Dean Sherry, PhD

         University of Texas, Dallas

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

6/1    TBA

         Chris Orvig, PhD

         University of British Columbia

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

6/4    TBA

         Julie Liu, PhD

         Purdue University

         Offered by The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

6/4    Inhibition of TLR4/MyD88 and TLR9 signaling pathways in liver fibrosis / Investigating          intracellular and extracellular zinc fluxes

         Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT

         University of Pittsburgh

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

6/4   TBA

         Arvin Dar, PhD

         Mount Sinai Hospital

         Offered by The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

 

Summer Quarter