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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have become central to the biological revolution that is transforming the life of all humans. Our goal is to prepare students for active participation in this exciting area of human endeavor, by investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes, with emphasis by focusing on the relationship between macromolecular structure and function. Our research programs range from investigations of the detailed interactions of biological molecules and to broad studies of evolutionary processes. The department has undergone a major expansion in the area of in structural biology, with new faculty who have nationally ranked programs in x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance. Read more.

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Inaugural Genomics@Wayne Symposium
October 28 2016
Integrative Biosciences Center
We are pleased to invite you to our inaugural Genomics@Wayne Symposium, October 28th, in the new cross-campus Integrative Biological Sciences Building IBio. Genomics@Wayne was initiated with the generous support of the Office of the Vice President of Research in January 2016. Our mission is to foster and accelerate growth of Next Generation Genomics in the state of Michigan by enhancing communication and collaboration of researchers, clinicians and educators within the University and our surrounding community. Our confirmed keynote speakers include Stephen W. Scherer (Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto) who will be speaking on "Genomes, autism, and more whole genome sequences"  and Robert Mitra (Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis) who will be speaking on "Recording transcription factor binding during vertebrate development." There will be additional oral presentations from invited speakers and selected abstracts. We are particularly encouraging submissions for poster and oral presentation by students and postdocs in any topic related to research in genetics, genomics and any 'omics. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 30, but we encourage early registration to help us to better plan for this event. You will receive a confirmation email upon registration with instructions to the abstract submission system.  Register Now! Space is limited and registration is required Please, help us disseminate this event by using the share buttons or by printing and posting our announcement flier. The committee. 
Department of Pharmacology Seminar - The Role of Breast Cancer Associated Gene-2 (BCA2) Dependent Regulation of NMNAT1 and Warburg Metabolism in Breast Cancer Cellular Models
October 28 2016 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
This Michael E. Buck, M.D., Seminar in Pharmacology features Richard Arkwright III of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology.
Emotional Intelligence
October 31 2016 at 11:30 AM
If we are unable to control our emotions, they can preoccupy our thoughts and interfere with our ability to evaluate situations objectively.  On the contrary, knowing what triggers our emotional responses and understanding how to exercise self-control over them enables us to confront difficult issues and manage change with clarity and composure.  Participants will learn the importance of monitoring these emotions to guide one’s thinking and actions. Learning Objectives:  Learn the four aspects of emotional intelligence Understand how thoughts and emotions are connected Recognize the physical signs which indicate our emotions are taking over Develop skills which allow us to understand and harness our emotions, versus letting them control us Learn how to express our needs and feelings assertively and appropriately  
An Evidence-Based Approach to Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
October 31 2016 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Philip Schoenfeld, M.D., M.S.Ed., MS.c, chief of the Gastroenterology Section at the Detroit VA Medical Center. Presented by the WSU Department of Internal Medicine.
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