Science at the Edge Seminar Schedule

Traditionally distinct scientific disciplines are merging to create new opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in Science at the Edge!

Science at the Edge seminars are presented at 11:30am on Fridays in 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building, unless noted otherwise.

Refreshments are served at 11:15am before Friday seminars.

A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).

Date Speaker Department Institution Title
September 6 Josh Welch Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics University of Michigan Quantitative Definition of Cell Identity through Single-Cell Data Integration

September 13

Elizabeth Read Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of California, Irvine Noisy Dynamics in the Epigenome: Insights from Stochastic Modeling and Inference
September 20 Mattia Bacca Mechanical Engineering University of British Columbia Micromechanics of Living Systems
September 27 Sheila Teves Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of British Columbia Transcriptional Memory and Dynamics in Embryonic Stem Cells
October 11 Iain Mathieson Genetics University of Pennsylvania Tracking the Evolution of Human Complex Traits with Ancient DNA
October 18 Albert Migliori   Los Alamos National Laboratory Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy An Odyssey in Measurement Science
October 25 Tony Szedlak Research and Development Auto-Owners Insurance Innovation in Industry: Machine Learning and Data Analytics at Auto-Owners Insurance
November 1 Yuri Lyubchenko Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Nebraska Medical Center Molecular Mechanisms of Proteins Self-Assembly in Aggregates by the On-Surface Catalysis Pathway
November 8 Carlo Piermarocchi Physics and Astronomy Michigan State University Spin Glass Models of Cancer Cells
November 15 Jens Schmidt Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology Michigan State University Using High-Resolution Optical Tweezers to Reveal the Mechanism of Processive Telomerase Catalysis
November 22 Elizabeth Holm Materials Science and Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Artificial Intelligence for Generating Materials Science Knowledge
December 13 Chiara Bellini Bioengineering Northeastern University Engineering Approach to Cardiovascular Health

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    Seminar Organizers

Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Carlo Piermarocchi, Physics & Astronomy (
Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy (

Engineering Seminars:
Alexandra Zevalkink, Materials Science and Engineering (
Sara Roccabianca, Mechanical Engineering (

Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
George Mias, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease (
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease (

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