From DNA to Cellular Function: How Information Flow Shapes Living Systems

November 19, 2013   Stamp Student Union

8:30 AM

Registration (FREE) 
Location: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Secondary School Teachers Symposium:
Problem-based Learning Across the Science Curriculum
(Special Registration Required)
Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Developmental Genomics Mini-Symposium
Location: Banneker Room, Stamp Student Union 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Office of Technology Commercialization - Panel Discussion
Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Innovation Corner - "Professor Venture Fair"
Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union
Professors and inventors will pitch their inventions to local Venture Capitalists who will select the Best Inventor Pitch for Bioscience Day 2013.
Two Sessions:
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Panel
Location: Jimenez Room, Stamp Student Union

Representatives of industry and federal laboratories will hold two panel discussions to help students understand what they can do with a degree in the biological sciences and similar majors. 

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Poster Session - Meet the researchers
Poster session and Lunch
Location: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union 

  Short Seminars by University of Maryland Faculty
Location: Prince George's Room 
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Norma Andrews, Professor and Chair, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
"How cells repair plasma membrane wounds"
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Jonathan D. Dinman, Professor, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
"Recoding the Genome: Cellular Gene Expression by Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting"
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Iqbal Hamza, Professor, Animal and Avian Sciences
"Organismal heme homeostasis: lessons from bloodless worms"
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Devarajan Thirumalai, Distinguished University Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Understanding Protein Folding"

5:00 PM
The Dr. Erik B. & Mrs. Joyce D.C. Young Lecture
Location: Colony Ballroom

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health

"Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research"