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SEMINARS

GRADUATE GROUP IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS THESIS DEFENSE

Edward R. Ballister (advisor: Michael Lampson, Ph.D.)
Inducible protein dimerization: New tools and applications to understanding the mitotic checkpoint
Monday, April 21, 2014 • 3:15 P.M. • Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Building

2014 JOHNSON FOUNDATION BRITTON CHANCE RESEARCH DISCUSSIONS

Man-Made Maquette-Tetrapyrrole Ensembles for Artificial Photosynthesis
For a listing of speakers, click here
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 10:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. • JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM

The Ribsome: Structure and Function
Honoring the the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal Laureate, Joachin Frank
For more information, click here
Wednesday, April 23, 2014  • Beginning at 9:00 A.M. • Smilow Center for Translational Research

GEORGE W. RAIZISS ROUNDS SEMINAR SERIES

Sue Biggins, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Reconstituting kinetochore functions in vitro
Thursday, April 24, 2014 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

FRIDAY RESEARCH DISCUSSIONS | PROTEIN FORM AND FUNCTION

Seminar has been cancelled

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS SPECIAL SEMINAR

Alexander G. Petrenko, D.Sc., Laboratory of Receptor Cell Biology
Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
"Activation of the insulin receptor-related receptor by alkali: Structural and functional aspects"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 12:30 P.M. • 302 Clinical Research Building

AWARDS

Ben Garcia's article on ‘A quantitative atlas of histone modification signatures from human cancer cells has won the BioMed Central Molecular and Cellular Sciences category Research Award and will now be shortlisted for the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award

Ben Garcia recently won two awards: The 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and The Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Steve Artim, a VMD/PhD student with Mark Lemmon, received an oral presentation award at the 2014 Phi Zeta Annual Student Research Day at the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary School.

PUBLICATIONS

Sergei Vinogradov coauthored a Nature article (published online March 2, 2014) exploring the oxygen concentration in bone marrow in live animals. Read the Penn Medicine News Blog article

MEDIA

The Department premiered a short descriptive video at the Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco.

OF NOTE

Kristen Lynch has been promoted to Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics effective July 1, 2014

Ronen Marmorstein has joined the Department.

PHOTOGRAPHS

View the photographs from the Departmental/BMB Graduate Group Retreat at Skytop Lodge, November 7-8, 2013.

Download a copy of the Departmental photograph taken October 31, 2013.

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