Schedule

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 14

  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Exploring Life Sciences at MU – A conference for mid-Missouri high school students and their teachers.
    • Morning seminars followed by lunch and touring the research poster session.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Poster Session with more than 150 posters! (Section 1)
    • Buck’s Icecream Day at Life Sciences Week! Free ice cream from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until we run out!
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Exhibits
      • MU Core Facilities, Research Centers and related programs
      • Find out what’s new in MU’s cores and research centers!
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Free lunch (until 1:30 or until the food is gone!) All are welcome!
  • 3:30 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Seminar
      • “Discovery of metabolic flexibility in Chlamydomonas through genomics” — SABEEHA MERCHANT, NAS, UCLA, professor of biochemistry and member, Molecular Biology Institute
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium
    • 30th Anniversary Reception
      • Honoring members of the former MU Molecular Biology Program, the founding organization of Life Sciences Week, and seminar speaker Dr. Sabeeha Merchant
  • 6:00 p.m., Broadway Brewery, 816 E. Broadway
    • Science Café Columbia, “A Climate of Uncertainty: Why climate change dialogue goes up in smoke,” featuring Mike Urban, associate professor and chair, Department of Geography, University of Missouri

Tuesday, April 15

  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Molecular Cytology Core, 120F Bond Life Sciences Center
    • OPEN HOUSE at MU’s MCC (Molecular Cytology Core) — Come check out the new confocal microscope! It’s a Leica SP8 single and multiphoton confocal with MaiTai Deep See near-infrared pulsed laser, conventional and resonant scanners, white light laser, newest generation HyD detectors and ability to do FLIM/FRET.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 107 Bond Life Sciences Center
    • CELL AND IMMUNOBIOLOGY CORE (CIC) WORKSHOP: New flow cytometry capabilities available soon at the CIC: 15 color analysis and high throughput sampling
      • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Brief presentation by Dr. Kathy Schreiber of the CIC
      • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm – Drop in for Q & A about the new services

Wednesday, April 16

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Poster Session 150+ posters – different from those presented Monday! (Section 2)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Vendor Show – scientific supplies and equipment
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Free Lunch (until 1:30 or until the food is gone!) All are welcome!
  • 3:30 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Seminar
      • “A journey with blood cells and viruses” — ROBERT GALLO, MD, NAS, and Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland

Thursday, April 17

  • 11:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,  Bond Life Sciences Center
    • FRAMING YOUR FUTURE: Graduate Science & Engineering Career Conference
    • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., “Getting Hired: Best practices on getting your foot through the door”
    • 12:45  - 1:45 p.m., “Working in Industry: The day-to-day, ins-and-outs, and everything else”
    • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., “Multiple demands on your time? Advice for achieving work-life balance”
  • 3:30 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium
  • 4:45 – 6:30 p.m., 1st Floor, McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • FRAMING YOUR FUTURE  Reception 
      • Continue the networking and discussion about career opportunities for Framing Your Future Career Conference presenters/participants, ACES members/grad students and postdocs, and business /community leaders

Friday, April 18

  • 1:00 p.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Charles W. Gehrke Distinguished Lecture
      • “Integrated metabolomics for natural product gene discovery in Medicago truncatula” — LLOYD W. SUMNER, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, professor of analytical biochemistry, director of the Analytical Core Facility, Plant Biology Division
  • 3:00 p.m., McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • Research Awards Presentation
    • Awards also presented for winning images from the Molecular Cytology Core

Saturday, April 19

  • 10:30 a.m., Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center