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Seminar Series

The Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences seminar series is an introduction to cutting-edge research involving interdisciplinary approaches to bioscience and biotechnology, intended for both specialists and non-specialists, organized and sponsored by Stanford Bio-X.

Three seminars each quarter address a broad set of scientific and technical themes related to interdisciplinary approaches to important issues in bioengineering, medicine, and the chemical, physical and biological sciences.

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Pre-seminars introduce basic concepts and background for non-experts. Registered students attend all pre-seminars; others welcome.

Students register through their affiliated department; otherwise register for CHEMENG 459. For more student information, visit the course page.

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Seminar Series

  • Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Pre-Seminar

    OVIJIT CHAUDHURI, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

    Attend Dr. Chaudhuri's pre-seminar presentation to learn more about Dr. Kenneth Yamada's seminar, "Dynamics of 3D Cell Migration and Organogenesis", to be held Thursday, February 20th.

    February 18, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Clark Center Seminar Room S361
    James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Frontiers in Quantitative Biology Seminar

    ANNA-KATERINA HADJANTONAKIS, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

    Cancer is a condition promoted by cells undergoing an identity crisis. An understanding of how cells control their identity (cell fate specification), and how they organize themselves into normal tissues (morphogenesis) provides the blueprint for the fundamental biological processes that become deregulated in cancer. The Hadjantonakis laboratory uses high-resolution quantitative methods to investigate the mechanisms underlying stem cell specification, cellular differentiation, tissue organization and growth. They use the mammalian embryo as a platform, and the mouse as a primary model system. They also exploit in vitro cultured stem cells, including pluripotent stem cells, for their studies.

    February 20, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Bass Biology, Room 122
    Bass Biology Building, 327 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Stanford bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar

    KENNETH YAMADA, NIH NIDCR

    Dr. Kenneth Yamada's group's overall research goals are to discover novel mechanisms and regulators of cell interactions with the extracellular matrix and their roles in craniofacial development and disease pathogenesis. The mechanobiology underlying cell migration, spatially regulated deposition of matrix, and sculpting of initially unorganized cells into complex branched organs are being characterized and experimentally manipulated using mouse embryonic organ culture and 3D human cell and spheroid models. These studies provide unexpected new insights into the dynamic forces and specific molecules involved in 3D cell migration and the remodeling of epithelial cells into 3D embryonic tissue architecture.

    February 20, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Clark Center Seminar Room S360
    James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Frontiers in Quantitative Biology Seminar

    SOPHIE HELAINE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

    Salmonella is the causative agent of various diseases, ranging from gastro-enteritis to typhoid fever. We have recently discovered that upon infection of host cells, there is a dramatic increase in the proportion of the Salmonella population that forms persisters. A family of genes, named Toxin/Antitoxin modules, is known to be involved in the formation of persisters in a non-pathogenic bacterial species, but almost nothing is known about these genes in pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella. The Helaine lab investigates their function, particularly in relation to persistence of Salmonellato antibiotics during infection. Understanding mechanisms of action of such genes could provide ways to prevent bacteria from becoming persisters, or force them out of that state so they become re-sensitised to antibiotics.

    February 27, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Bass Biology, Room 122
    Bass Biology Building, 327 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Pre-Seminar

    XIAOKE CHEN, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

    Attend Dr. Chen's pre-seminar presentation to learn more about Dr. Yi Zhang's seminar, "Understanding drug addiction by classification and characterization of cell types of the brain reward system", to be held Thursday, March 5th.

    March 03, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Clark Center Seminar Room S361
    James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305

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