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Advancing the Most Innovative Institute at America’s Most Innovative University

Feb 24, 2017 9:30am | Event
Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., Interim Executive Director, Biodesign Institute; Director, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics Joshua LaBaer is one of the nation’s foremost investigators in the rapidly expanding field of personalized diagnostics. His efforts focus on the discovery and validation of biomarkers — unique molecular fingerprints of disease — which can provide early warning for those at risk of major illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. Formerly...

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Fly Blimps, Edibleskin and the Biodesign Challenge

Feb 24, 2017 11:30am | Event
Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Ali Schachtschneider, Designer; Dan Grushkin, Program Director, Biodesign Challenge and Co-Founder, GenSpace; David Bowen, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Physical Computing, University of Minnesota   As a new sponsor, ASU will debut a team in the Biodesign Challenge competition. The challenge offers art and design students an opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology while highlighting student work. To help spark ideas, artists Ali Schachtschneider and David...

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Spring 2017 Molecular and Cellular Biology Colloquia Series

Feb 24, 2017 4:00pm | Event
Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

The ASU School of Life Sciences is presenting the MCB Colloquia Series.   UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Feb. 3 Arvind Varsani, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics and ASU School of Life Sciences, “Viral Playground” Friday, Feb. 10 Herta Steinkellner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Science - Vienna, Austria,  “Antibodies Produced in Plants: Glycan...

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Could Proteins Be Quantum Objects?

Feb 27, 2017 3:00pm | Event
Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Stuart Lindsay, Ph.D., Director, Biodesign Center for Single Molecule Biophysics Chemical bonds are quantum objects and remain so at room temperature because they are strong enough to resist thermal fluctuations. But does quantum mechanics reach further than individual bonds? There has been a long history of physicists proposing roles for one of their cleverest inventions (quantum mechanics) in biology, but almost all the evidence to date indicates that thermal motion ruins quantum...

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Laboratory Safety Training

Feb 28, 2017 9:00am | Event
Biodesign Institute, AL1-10/14

Presented by Alex Krikliwy, Manager of Research Logistics, Biodesign Facilities Department  Everyone who works in an ASU laboratory setting must complete lab safety training each year (per ASU policy), with the first session being held in person. This on-site class is part of the ASU Environmental Health and Safety department’s offerings. If you are unsure of the training you are required to take, access the training determination tool or search the course...

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Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency

Feb 28, 2017 10:00am | Event
Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Andreas Weber, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Life on earth depends on the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. Typical crops convert light energy to biomass with efficiencies of approximately 2 to 3 percent, which is less than half of the theoretically achievable maximum. In his seminar, Andreas Weber will discuss constraints on photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency and...

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Protecting the Proteome in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

Mar 01, 2017 10:00am | Event
Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Richard Morimoto, Ph.D., Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Director of the Rice Institute for Biomedical Research, Northwestern University A common feature of disease and aging is the accumulation of damaged proteins that accumulate in aggregates and amyloid species. The appearance of this molecular clutter is a consequence of protein metastability and the direct result of failure of the quality-control machinery that leads to the accumulation of these damaged proteins, which over...

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Spring 2017 Molecular and Cellular Biology Colloquia Series

Mar 03, 2017 4:00pm | Event
Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

The ASU School of Life Sciences is presenting the MCB Colloquia Series.   UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Feb. 3 Arvind Varsani, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics and ASU School of Life Sciences, “Viral Playground” Friday, Feb. 10 Herta Steinkellner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Science - Vienna, Austria,  “Antibodies Produced in Plants: Glycan...

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Biodesign Employee Orientation

Mar 08, 2017 8:45am | Event
Biodesign Institute B205A (Boardroom)

Orientation is held for new employees, faculty, volunteers and students to learn about the nature-inspired collaborative research environment of the Biodesign Institute. Start off by getting the bigger picture about Biodesign’s work to improve health, protect lives and sustain our planet. Participants will have a chance to meet a Biodesign Human Resources representative, receive a welcome gift, obtain a list of resources and take a brief tour.

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Laboratory Safety Training

Mar 14, 2017 9:00am | Event
Biodesign Institute, AL1-10/14

Presented by Alex Krikliwy, Manager of Research Logistics, Biodesign Facilities Department  Everyone who works in an ASU laboratory setting must complete lab safety training each year (per ASU policy), with the first session being held in person. This on-site class is part of the ASU Environmental Health and Safety department’s offerings. If you are unsure of the training you are required to take, access the training determination tool or search the course...

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