Biology Colloquium Series

The Biology Colloquium is a weekly seminar held throughout the academic year, featuring distinguished speakers in many areas of the biological sciences, from universities and institutions worldwide. More information on speakers, their affiliations, and titles of their talks will be added as available. Please check back regularly.

The Colloquium takes place at the Stata Center's Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, at 4:00PM on most Tuesdays during the school year and January (Please note some location changes as indicated below). Refreshments are served at 3:45 outside the seminar room.

To be added to our mailing list to receive further information and announcements please email: biocolloquium [at] mit.edu.

We are in the process of announcing the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Colloquium speakers and topics! Please check back at a later date for further details.


Fall 2014

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

9/9/14

Helen McNeill, University of Toronto

Coordinating growth and tissue organization: Fat cadherins and the Hippo pathway Terry Orr-Weaver
9/23/14

Robert Singer, AECOM

CANCELLED

 

 

9/30/14

Ian MacRae, Scripps Research Institute

Structural Basis for microRNA Targeting

Wendy Gilbert
10/7/14 Stephen Elledge, Harvard University

Breaking Bad: How Aneuploidy Drives Cancer

Dennis Kim
10/28/14 Paul Chang, Koch Institute

"PARP dependent quality control of mRNA and protein- lessons  from the ER”

Alan Grossman
11/18/14 Richard Hynes, MIT (Luria Lecture) "Tumor Cells Have Lots of Help During Metastasis"  
12/2/14

Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson

"Genetic conflicts: the usual suspects and beyond" Peter Reddien
12/9/14

Rama Ranganathan, UT Southwestern

  Jing-Ke Weng

Spring 2015

Date

Speaker

Title

Host

1/6/15

Eric Olson, UT Southwestern
(Malvin & Eleanor Mayer)

"Molecular Control of Heart Development, Disease adn Regeneration"  Laurie Boyer
1/13/15 Manuel Thery, CEA "Elementary principles of directed cytoskelton self-organization" Iain Cheeseman
1/20/15

Matthias Hentze, EMBL

"RNA-binding proteins, metabolism and a new role for the genome?"

Wendy Gilbert

1/27/15 Dmitry Gabrilovich, The Wistar Institute "Myeloid-derived supporessor cells in tumor micronvironment.  Things are not always what they seeom" Robert Weinberg
2/3/15 Hollis Cline, Scripps Institute CANCELLED  
2/10/15 Rebecca Heald, UC Berkeley
(John (Jack) M. Buchanan)

Mechanisms of mitosis and size control in Xenopus

Angelika Amon
2/24/15 John Wallingford, UT Austin "Planar cell polarity, cilligenesis and human disease"  Hazel Sive
3/3/15 Jeremy Nathans, John Hopkins
(Randy Chipperfield)

"Frizzled signalling in development and disease"

Grad Committee

3/10/15

Penny Chisholm,

MIT

"Tiny cells, global impact: A journey of discovery with a microbe from the sea."
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE KILLIAN LECTURE AND TAKES PLACE IN 10-250 
 
3/17/15

Martin Karplus, Harvard
(Alexander Rich)

How Proteins Work: Insights from Simulations

Shuguang Zhang

4/7/15 Michel Nussenzweig, Rockefeller University(
Charles (Ned) E. Holt)
  Gabriel Victora
4/14/15

Robert Singer, AECOM

Following single mRNA's in living cells David Housman
4/28/15

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller University (Schmitt Lecture)

  Susan Lindquist
5/5/15 Karl Alitalo, Uniersity of Helsinki (Sackler Lecture)   Phillip Sharp
5/12/15

Gary Ruvkun
Harvard
(Paul F. Glenn)

C. elegans surveillance of core cellular components to detect and defend toxin attacks, real or imagined

Li-Huei Tsai

 

 

Named Lectures

 

Thanks to the generousity of our donors, the Biology Colloquium Series has a number of special lectures, named in honor of members of the MIT Biology community: