2012 Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award Symposium

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Friday, November 9, 2012 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rm. 1116-1118
Phone: (404) 894-7769
Email: sigmaxi@me.gatech.edu

For More Information Contact

Cecilia Jones - RSVP's
Loren Williams, PhD - faculty contact

RSVP's due to Cecilia Jones by Friday, October 19, 2012

Invited Speakers:


P. Shing Ho, PhD

Professor & Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Colorado State University

George Rose, PhD
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor
Jenkins Department. Biophysics
Johns Hopkins University
“Ken van Holde, Organic Osmolytes, and Protein Folding”

Sanford Leuba, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“Chromatin, Nucleosomes and Molecular Motors, One-at-a-time”

Raquel Lieberman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Deptartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
“Structural and Biophysical Insights into the Glaucoma-associated Olfactomedin Domain of Myocilin”

Cynthia McMurray, PhD
Senior Scientist
Genome Dynamics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Genetics and Pathophysiology of Huntington's Disease: A Two-state Mechanism”

Barbara Shaw, PhD
William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry
Duke University
“Seminal Discoveries from Ken's lab on Nucleosomes and Their Relevance Today”

Nicholas Hud, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
“Biophysical Atudies of Nucleic Acid Assembly in Natural and Unnatural Systems”

Jeffrey Hansen, PhD
Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Colorado State University
 “Analytical Ultracentrifugation of Defined Chromatin Model Systems”

Adegboyega Oyelere, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology,
“Zinc Metalloproteins, Epigenetic Histone Acetylation and mRNA Splicing - Lesson from Small Molecule Probes”

Patrick Varga-Weisz, PhD
Nuclear Dynamics ISP
Babrahim Institute
“Peter Pan, Boys and Girls: Lessons from Chromatin Remodeling”


Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, founded in 1886 at Cornell University, is the honor society of scientists and engineers that recognizes scientific achievement. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

The Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Club was founded in 1946 and installed as a chapter of the national Society of the Sigma Xi in 1953. The Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi currently has over 250 active members.

Major activities include hosting the Monie A. Ferst Award Symposium in the Fall in honor of the winner of the award and hosting the Sigma Xi Spring Awards Banquet where we honor the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Research Award winners.



 

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