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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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Trends in Diabetes Management: The Use of Technolgy
March 2 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Abdullah Mallisho, M.D., assistant professor of the Division of Endocrinology. Presented by the WSU Department of Internal Medicine.
Is Ultrasound Safe for My Baby?
March 3 2015 at 8:00 AM
Hutzel Hospital
Featuring Jacques Abramowicz, M.D., professor and director of Ultrasound Services, director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, and director of Reproductive Genetics, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine for Wayne State University. Presented by the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Arts and Humanities)
March 3 2015 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students in the arts and humanities. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. Dr. Peg AtKisson will present at the seminar, which will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. You must register by February 20, 2015. The Humanities and Arts presentation of "Write Winning Grant Proposals" conveys the principles and fundamentals of grant writing in a way that can be applied across different potential funders of humanities and arts. The day-long session combines interactive presentation with hands-on practice to demonstrate how the thinking and writing differs between academic scholarship and grant applications. Write Winning Grant Proposals in the Arts and Humanities Seminar – must register by Feb. 20March 3, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Room FGH(495 Gilmour Mall) If you have questions about this seminar, please contact Sarah James at
"Conversations on Commercialization-Legal Foundations of a Start-up: What You Don't Know May Hurt You"
March 3 2015 at 8:30 AM
5057 Woodward, 6th Floor
This session, "Legal Foundations of a Start-up: What You Don't Know May Hurt You," will feature guest speaker Gary Kendra, J.D., founder of  Gary will provide key insights and discussion on the legal facets of forming a company.   Please join us over breakfast for an informal but insightful discussion! 
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