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Events

CURES Seminar Series Presents: The Role of Stem Cells in Inorganic Carcinogenesis
February 11 2016 at 12:30 PM
6135 Woodward Ave
The_Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) / Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) (P30E020957) Please join us for our Thursday afternoon Seminar entitled:  "The Role of Stem Cells in Inorganic Carcinogenesis" Presented By Erik Tokar Ph.D. Group Leader,  Stem Cell Toxicology Group NIEHS   Join Us in the Seminar Room 1D 6135 Woodward Ave IBio Building Thursday February 11th 2016 12: 30 PM - 1: 30 PM   For Additional Information please contact Robert Pearson at cures_info@wayne.edu or 313-577-5631
Water@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo -- Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
February 11 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, associate professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo.  He will present, "Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie." The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. Abstract: Toxic cyanobacteria have been increasing in freshwater bodies worldwide, resulting in Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CHABs). This presentation will trace the history of HABs in Lake Erie, in particular the return of Microcystis sp. blooms to the western basin since the mid-1990s, corresponding to changing watershed land use practices and weather patterns over the past two decades. The ecology of CHABs and role of limiting nutrients will be discussed as well as efforts to minimize the impact of CHABs through bloom prediction, early-warning systems, water treatment practices, and watershed management. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Bridgeman's presentation.
Nano@Wayne with Dr. Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
February 16 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Vincent Rotello, Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.  Dr. Rotello will present "Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: Applications in Therapeutics and Diagnostics."  The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: This talk will focus on the interfacing of nanoparticles with biosystems, and will discuss the application of self-assembled nanoparticles as delivery vehicles, demonstrating the use of nanoparticle-based capsules for direct delivery of small molecules, proteins, and nucleic acids into the cytosol.  Also, this presentation will also feature the use of nanoparticles for diagnostic applications, focusing on using selective nanoparticle-protein interactions to generate array-based ("chemical nose") sensors for detection of cancer and high throughput screening of therapeutic agents. A reception will immediately follow Dr. Rotello's talk.
Water@Wayne Seminar with Katie Krupp
February 18 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. The guest speaker will be Katie Krupo.  She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Wayne State University in December of 2014. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in the Geology Department at Wayne State University, with intentions of completing this degree in December of 2016. Ms. Krupp will present, "2015 U.S. GEOTRACES Western Arctic Expedition." Abstract: GEOTRACES is an international research program that aims to improve our understanding of biogeochemical cycles of key trace elements and isotopes (TEIs) in the World Oceans. The most recent endeavor of the U.S. GEOTRACES program led a team of investigators from a number of U.S. institutions, including MIT, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, aboard the USCGC Healy through the western and central Arctic Ocean on a ten week research expedition. Katie Krupp assisted this team in measuring the in situ polonium-210 and lead-210 in aerosols, seawater, ice, and organic and inorganic particulate samples as a means to trace specific oceanographic processes as well as to date sea-ice and ice-rafted sediments. Her experience will be outlined in this presentation, which will detail the sampling procedures and analyses involved in this type of large-scale operation, as well as give a “tour” of day-to-day life working aboard a Coast Guard Ice-Breaker research vessel, including pictures that capture the beauty and wildlife of the Arctic. A short reception will immediately follow Ms. Krupp's seminar.
COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect Training
February 23 2016 at 2:30 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:30-4 PM at the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A.  This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
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