2012 Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Schedule
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM, Byers Auditorium (Genentech Hall 106).
Simulcast to Parnsassus S161 (Fall 2012).

Other seminars of interest are occasionally included in this listing and those may be simulcast to a different location or not at all.

DATE

SPEAKER

AFFILIATION

HOST

TOPIC

9/18
Eva Nogales
UC Berkeley/HHMI
Fletterick
Visualizing human transcription initiation
9/25
Wallace Marshall
UCSF
Madhani
How big is your organelle?
10/2
(simulcast to N217)
5 PM Reception
Richard Axel
Mission Bay
Seminar
Columbia/HHMI
Mary Lyall
x6-2699

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October 1: Lunch talk for Students, GH N114, Noon-1:30

Can the Brain Understand Itself?

10/5
Friday 10:30 AM GH N114
Jason Chin
MRC Lab of Molecular Biol, UK
Lim
Reprogramming the genetic code
[not simulcast]

10/9
Gerald Crabtree
Stanford
Narlikar
Chromatin regulation: New methods and concepts
10/16

Leonid Kruglyak

Princeton
El-Samad
Causes and consequences of natural genetic variation
10/23
Alexander Schier
Harvard
Reiter
Morphogen gradients: From formation to interpretation
10/30
Leanne Jones
Salk Institute
Kenyon
Mechanisms regulating stem cell function and tissue homeostasis during aging
11/13
Aaron Straight
Stanford
Morgan
Chromosome segregation: Mechanisms of centromere and kinetochore assembly
11/20
Steve McKnight
UTSW
Guthrie
New ideas about old problems in cell organization and regulation
11/27
CANCELLED
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12/4
(simulcast to N217)
5 PM Reception
John P. Grotzinger
Mission Bay
Seminar

**one day only**
Geological & Planetary Sciences
CalTech
Laura Baxter
x2-6349
laura.baxter@ucsf.edu
Curiosity Rover Mission: Initial Results
12/11
Brian Dynlacht
NYU
Reiter
The centrosome-cilium cycle
12/18
Bruce Spiegelman
Dana-Farber Cancer Res Ctr / Harvard
Asrafi
contact: Lissett.Irizarry@ucsf.edu
Brown and beige fat: Toward a new generation of therapeutics
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WINTER HOLIDAYS: Please check the 2013 schedule for upcoming seminars.
Below is the archive of seminars presented earlier in 2012.

DATE

SPEAKER

AFFILIATION

HOST

TOPIC

1/3/12
Steven Henikoff
Fred Hutchinson
Narlikar
Histone variants, nucleosome dynamics and epigenetics
1/10
Noon-1 PM (not simulcast)
Liang Feng
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Rockefeller Univ
Edwards
When ion channel meets transporter: Structure and mechanism of an eukaryotic CLC transporter
1/10
Stephen Harrison
Harvard Med Schl
Weissman
The rotavirus particle as a
molecular machine
1/17
Don Cleveland
UC San Diego
Davis
Guarding the genome:
Centromeres, aneuploidy
and tumorigenesis
1/24
Jason Cyster
UCSF
Reiter
Sphingolipids and oxysterols in
B-cell immunity and cancer
1/24
Noon-1 PM (not simulcast)
Mitchell Guttman
Faculty Candidate Seminar
MIT
Madhani
Functional integration of large
ncRNAs in the moleclar circuitry
controlling cell state
1/31
Michael Harms
Univ Oregon
Morgan
Evolutionary biophysics: Dissecting the biophysical
basis for the evolution
of protein function
2/7
5 PM Reception
Eric R. Kandel
Mission Bay Seminar

Columbia Univ
Mary Lyall
x6-2699
Molecular mechanisms for the persistence of memory storage
2/7
Noon-1 PM (not simulcast)
Hani Zaher
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Johns Hopkins
El-Samad
Dealing with mistakes:
A new form of proofreading
on the ribosome

2/14

William Wickner
Dartmouth Medical School
Kornberg
Membrane fusion mechanisms: 5 lipids, 4 SNAREs, 3 chahperones, 2 nucleotides, and a Rab--All dancing in a ring
2/21
Noon-1 PM (not simulcast)
Ilya Finkelstein
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Columbia
Narlikar
How do DNA-binding motor
proteins navigate on
crowded DNA?
2/21
Helen McNeill
Univ Toronto
Marshall
Fat cadherin function in
PCP and mitochondrial
biology
2/28
Roel Nusse
Stanford
Cheyette
Wnt signaling, stem cells
and tissue maintenance
3/6
Daniel St. Jonston
Mission Bay Seminar
U Cambridge
Mary Lyall
x6-2699
Polarizing the body axes of Drosophila: Multiple polarity pathways & intracellular localization mechanisms
3/13
Barbara Meyer
UC Berkeley/HHMI
Shah
Repressing and tethering
chromosomes through
molecular machines
3/19
not simulcast
FRONTIERS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
No registration required
UCSF Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology
Presentations by young scientists in an emerging field
10 AM - 2 PM;
3-5 PM Poster Session &
Reception in the Atrium
3/20
Vincent Fischetti
Rockefeller Univ
Tetrad Students
Using what phage have evolved
over a billion years to control
bacterial pathogens
3/27
Noon- 1PM (not simulcast)
Karim Armache
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Mass General/ Harvard Med Schl
Cheng
Structural characterization of silent chromatin
3/27
David Eisenberg
UCLA
Stroud
Four questions about the amyloid state of proteins
4/2
GH N-114
Noon-1:30
Ruth Lehmann
Skirball Inst
LUNCH TALK FOR STUDENTS
Changing places: Germ cell migration
4/2
RECEPTION follows

David Weitz &
Corey Lee
Harvard;
Chef/owner, Benu
Lim
Science and cooking:
Haute cuisine and the
science of soft matter
4/3
RECEPTION follows
Ruth Lehmann
Mission Bay Seminar
Skirball Inst
Mary Lyall
x6-2699
Germline: Immortality and defense mechanisms
4/24
William Talbot
Stanford SOM
Guo
Inflammation and insulation
in the nervous sytem:
Genetic analysis of microglia
and myelin in zebrafish
5/1
Nancy Kleckner
Harvard Univ
Tetrad Students
How E. coli organizes and segregates its chromosome: Dynamics of the living nucleoid
5/15
Jenny Banaszek
UCSF Postdoctoral Research Prize Seminar
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5/22
Tom Maniatis
Columbia Univ
Lomvardas
Clustered protocadherins: Cell surface barcodes for self recognition in the mammalian nervous ssytem
5/24
Joaquin Espinosa
Univ Colorado, Boulder/HHMI
Toczyski
The long road toward a p53-based cancer therapy: It's back to basics
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SUMMER BREAK: 5/24 is the last seminar of the series until September
Seminar
Archives:
2012