IAP 99 Non-Credit Activities by Sponsor


Biology

"Live and Let Die" - The Role of Programmed Cell Death during Development and Disease
Dr. Andreas Bergmann
Wed Jan 13, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Programmed cell death plays a pivotal role during development and maintenance of higher organisms, and its inappropriate activation or inactivation is associated with a variety of diseases including neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. This seminar offers summaries of some of the key findings and concepts that have emerged from studies in the field.
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

Bacterial Life Inside Eukaryotic Cells: Symbiosis and Pathogenesis
Prof. Graham Walker
Tue Jan 26, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Recent results indicate molecular commonalities between the Rhizobium-plant interactions needed for symbiotic nitrogen fixation and the Brucella-mammalian cell interactions responsible for Brucellosis.
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

Cancer and Beyond: How Tumor Genes Affect Development
Marta Lipinski
Tue Jan 12, 04-05:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

Heart and Kidney Disease Movie Series
Prof. Vernon Ingram
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

"Brave Heart" - The Circle of Life
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Mon Jan 25, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

"Telltale Genes" - Charting Human Disease
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Wed Jan 27, 11am-12:00pm, 68-180 (room change)

"Heartbreak" - Of Mutations and Maladies
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Thu Jan 28, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

"The Kidney's Tale" - Of Salt and Hypertension
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Fri Jan 29, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

Making Proteins: How to Begin
Harold Drabkin
Fri Jan 15, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Contact: Vernon Ingram, vingram@mit.edu

Molecular Self-Assembly "Molecular Lego"
Dr. Shuguang Zhang
Fri Jan 8, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Self-assembly is ubiquitous in nature at both macroscopic and microscopic scales, ranging from the assembly of schools of fish in the ocean to oil droplets in water. Molecular self-assembly is spontaneous association of molecules under thermodynamic equilibrium condition into stable and ordered structures due to the formation of noncovalent bonds. In this seminar we will discuss design of various molecules that undergo molecular self-assembly. We will also discuss their applications in biology and biological materials science and engineering.
Contact: Dr. Shuguang Zhang, shuguang@mit.edu

Neurobiology Movie and Lecture Series
Prof. Vernon Ingram
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

Movie: The Science of Sight: Getting the Picture
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Tue Jan 5, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

Movie: the Science of Sound: How Hearing Happens
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Wed Jan 6, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

Movie: Neural Processing: Making Sense of Sensory Information
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Thu Jan 7, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

Sensory Transduction: Getting the Message
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Mon Jan 4, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

Should Corporations Own Genes?
Prof. Jonathan King
Wed Jan 20, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu

The Big Dig II
Laura Robertson
Mon Jan 11, 11am-12:00pm, 68-121

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Limited to 30 students.
Single session event
The following topics will be discussed: fungal pathogens, signal transduction pathways that regulate fungal invasion and pathogenesis, and using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system.
Contact: Vernon Ingram, 68-333, x3-3706, vingram@mit.edu

The ESG Molecular Biology Hypertext
Prof. Vernon Ingram
Thu Jan 14, 11am-12:00pm, 6-120

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
A demonstration in the lecture theater of the latest Hypertext in molecular biology, developed by students and associates of the Experimental Study Group. The demonstration will show the encyclopedia-like nature of the Hypertext, with its links and searchable index. We will also discuss the 7.01 syllabus, typical problem-solving problem sets and simple self-test opportunities.
Contact: Sue Fitzgerald, 68-120, x3-4718, fitz@mit.edu


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