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Seminar Schedule

Join us every Thursday at Calvin College in the Science Building, Room 110, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. for our free seminar.

We encourage the public to join us.

To view previous seminar speakers, see Archive



Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule


January 31 Dr. Teri Odom
Northwestern University
Gold Nanostars as Tiny Hitchhikers for Cancer Therapeutics
February 7 Mr. Ryan Martinie
Calvin College
Research Student
Discovery and Detection of Tyrosine-Cysteine Crosslinks: Bioinformatics and BF4112
February 14 Dr. Erin Carlson
Indiana University
Chemical Probes to Explore and Inhibit Bacterial Growth and Pathogenesis
February 21 Dr. Dong Hee Son
Texas A&M University
Energy transfer and charge carrier transfer dynamics in Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals
February 28 Dr. Shaun Lee
University of Notre Dame
Bacteriocins: How bacteria compete, communicate, and kill
March 7 Dr. Matthew Sigman
University of Utah
New Approaches to Asymmetric Catalyst Design and Optimization
March 14 Mr. Daniel Kwabena Bediako
Calvin Alum '08
PhD Candidate

Harvard University
Towards Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Energy Storage by Electrocatalytic Water Splitting
March 21 No Seminar
Spring Break
March 28 Video
Naturally Obsessed:
The Making of a Scientist
April 4
Dr. Christine Payne
Georgia Technical University
Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions
April 11 Mr. Jonathan Wong
Mr. Nolan Worstell
Calvin College
Research Students
JW: Electrophysiological Evidence for Probst Bundle Functional Connectivity to the Neocortex 
NW:'s not just white anymore; a look into the benefits of color
April 18 Mr. Anand Divakaran
Ms. Elizabeth Porter
Calvin College
Research Students
AD: Wide Dynamic Range Sensing with Single Quantum Dot Biosensors
EP: Tyrosine-cysteine Crosslink in Hemoglobin: Methods and Implications
April 25 Mr. Brett DeVries and
Ms. Rachel Colasurdo

Calvin College
Research Students

Characterization of Zebrafish Lectins
May 2 Dr. Mark Muyskens
Calvin College Department Chair

Chemistry & Biochemistry Awards Celebration