Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 30, 2017

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Thesis Defense - MoSE Room 3201A - Ms. Kathryn Lanier
Thesis Title: "The Ribosome: A Window in Time "
Committee Members: Prof. Loren Williams (Advisor)- School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. Nicholas Hud - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. Amanda Stockton - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. Francesca Storici - School of Biology Prof. Roger Wartell - School of Biology
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Colloquium - MoSE G011 - Prof. Yi Tang
Discovery of new enzyme chemistry from natural product biosynthetic pathways
Nature performs challenging synthetic transformations using powerful enzymes. These enzymes are frequently found in the biosynthetic pathways of natural products, many of which have served as inspirations for generations of synthetic chemists over the last fifty years. With recent advances in our abilities to manipulate the biosynthetic pathways, many powerful enzymes have been revealed and characterized. In this talk, I will present a selection of recent work in the identification, characterization and engineering of several enzymes that catalyze difficult transformations and generate structural complexity in fungi. Examples include multifunctional P450s, Diels Alderases and enzymes that catalyze epoxide rearrangements will be covered.

Friday, March 31, 2017

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Thesis Defense - MoSE RM 1222 - Ms. Johanna Smeekens
Thesis Title: "Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Methods to Identify and Quantify Extracellular Glycoproteins"
Committee Members: Prof. Ronghu Wu (Advisor)- School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. Facundo Fernandez - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. M.G. Finn - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Prof. Melissa Kemp - Department of Biomedical Engineering Prof. Loren Williams - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Monday, April 03, 2017

10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Conference/Symposium - Clough Undergraduate Learning Center - It's All About Math and Science
It's All About Math and Science
We invite high school students (and their guests) who are interested in learning about undergraduate degree programs in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech to attend the open house "It's All About Science and Math." Visitors will learn about opportunities in the degree programs listed below, receive information about admission requirements and financial aid, attend a class, and tour scientific facilities/labs and parts of campus. This program is free to visitors and guests. Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to sign up early. To schedule a class or group visit, please contact Dr. Cameron Tyson. For more information, please see: http://scienceandmath.gatech.edu/

Thursday, April 06, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Special Seminar - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Seminar Room, EBB - Conversations with Senior Leadership Series
Georgia Tech's Campus Master Plan and Capital Improvements
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Special Seminar - Atrium, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons - Philip Groce
A Magical Universe Tour: Planetarium at Clough
Stargazers will enter a 20-foot-diameter, high-resolution planetarium installed in the Clough Atrium. Groce, president of Helping Planetariums Succeed, will take you on a tour of the known universe and preview the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.
07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Special Seminar - Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons - Glenn Burns
How Star Trek Changed Everything
The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was the Moon, but the premiere of Star Trek in 1966 got the nation thinking about possibilities beyond our Solar System. What about other galaxies, alien life, faster-than-light travel? Glenn Burns, WSB-TV's chief meteorologist, will discuss how a unique blend of science fact and science fiction inspires generations of astronomers. Burns has been with WSB-TV since 1981 and has won numerous awards, including Associated Press Weathercaster of the Year.
08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Special Seminar - Howey Physics Building, - James Sowell
Public Night at the Observatory
Weather permitting, Georgia Tech rolls back the roof on the observatory on top of the Howey Physics Building.

Monday, April 10, 2017

10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Conference/Symposium - Clough Undergraduate Learning Center - It's All About Math and Science
It's All About Science and Math
We invite high school students (and their guests) who are interested in learning about undergraduate degree programs in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech to attend the open house "It's All About Science and Math." Visitors will learn about opportunities in the degree programs listed below, receive information about admission requirements and financial aid, attend a class, and tour scientific facilities/labs and parts of campus. This program is free to visitors and guests. Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to sign up early. To schedule a class or group visit, please contact Dr. Cameron Tyson. For more information, please see: http://scienceandmath.gatech.edu/

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Analytical Division Seminar - MoSE3201A - Prof Nick Seyfried
"Protein co-expression network analysis in Alzheimer's disease"
The neuropathological changes of Alzheimer's disease (AD) begin two decades or more before signs of cognitive impairment. Currently, our understanding of the pathological events and the molecular transition from this asymptomatic phase of AD (AsymAD) to clinically evident dementia is limited. To define changes associated with asymptomatic and symptomatic stages of AD our group employed a systems level mass spectrometry based proteomic analyses of 129 human postmortem brain tissues. Network analysis revealed 16 modules of co-expressed proteins, 10 of which correlated with AD phenotypes (i.e., neuropathology and cognitive status). A subset of modules also overlapped with RNA co-expression networks generated from previously published AD microarray data. These included modules associated with neurons and astroglial cell types, showing altered expression, even in the asymptomatic phase of AD. Overlap of RNA and protein networks was otherwise modest, with many modules specific to the proteome, including those linked to microtubule function and RNA/DNA binding. Proteomic modules were validated in a second independent cohort, demonstrating some module expression changes unique to AD and several observed in other neurodegenerative diseases. Notably, we also found that AD genetic risk loci were concentrated in glial-related modules in the proteome and transcriptome consistent with their causal role in AD. These findings support the utility of multi-network driven approaches (RNA and protein) to reveal disease-specific pathways involved in the etiology, initiation, and progression of AD.

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