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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!
CURES Seminar Series Presents: Lysosomal Membrane Permeability in Particle-Induced Inflammation
February 25 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:  "Lysosomal Membrane Permeability in Particle-Induced Inflammation" Presented By   Andrij Holian Ph.D. Director Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) Professor Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science Scientific Director of CEHS Inhalation and Pulmonary Physiology Core University of Montana   Join Us in the Seminar Room 1D 6135 Woodward Ave IBio Building Thursday February 25th 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. Jo Latimore, Michigan State University
February 25 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 25, 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 Dr. Jo Latimore, Aquatic Ecologist and Outreach Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University. Dr. Latimore is particularly interested in public participation in assessment and management of Michigan's streams and lakes; science communication, outreach, and engagement; natural resources leadership development; and improving our understanding of aquatic ecosystem health by assessing responses to disturbance. She will present, “Communication is Critical: Linking Water Research, Management, and Policy through Outreach and Engagement.” Abstract: Tackling today’s water challenges requires strong science, but it is not enough. Researchers' questions must be framed in a social and political context, and gaps must be bridged between the seemingly disparate needs and values of researchers, managers, policymakers, and users. In order to ensure that research outcomes are part of the conversation, researchers need water scientists who are willing to step outside their comfort zones, learn how to communicate their science effectively, and engage with others outside of the realm of science. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Latimore's presentation.
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