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- Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Wenjun Du, Central Michigan University
October 13 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Wenjun Du, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Central Michigan University. He will present, "Chemical Syntheses of polysaccharides and their biomedical applications."
Dr. Du's group focuses on the chemical syntheses of sugar polymers, as well as their biomedical applications.
Because of their favourable biocompatibility and degradability, polysaccharides are ideal candidates for a variety of biomedical applications. Naturally occurring polysaccharides are abundant and inexpensive. However, many issues are limiting their biomedical applications. Such issues include the need for extensive purification, the contamination with infectious agents, and the inconsistency of quality from batch to batch. Dr. Du has been working on the chemical syntheses of polysaccharides using a variety of strategies, including microwave-assisted polycondensation, ring-opening polymerization of anhydro sugars, as well as our recent syntheses of sugar poly(orthoesters).
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Du's presentation.
- GPD - MBTI:Researching Yourself
October 13 2015 at 4:00 PM
Graduate students and Postdocs interested in a systematic method to conduct research on themselves prior to marketing themselves to interviews should attend. PersonalityType is an assessment to provide the user a tool to organize and plan career engagement.
In addition to an overview of career preferences, workshop participants will be provided a tool that will highlight their strengths and provide recommendations for the job search.
Please register for this event by clicking on the RSVP button at the upper right, which will take you to WayneGradCareers.
- Grand Opening of IBio
October 14 2015 at 10:30 AM
Intergrative Biosciences Center
The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) represents Wayne State University’s commitment to advancing knowledge across the sciences, with a focus on diseases and accumulated stressors affecting health and health equity in evolving urban environments. The research conducted here will have significant benefits to the surrounding communities. At 200,000 square feet, this $90-million facility is the largest construction project in Wayne State’s history. Located on a previously abandoned city block in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, IBio will play a major role in the city’s revitalization. Estimates indicate that IBio will bring in nearly $40 million in new earnings annually in Michigan, 98 percent of which will be in metropolitan Detroit. We invite you to join us for the grand opening of this specially designed research facility. Guests from the university, collaborating partners and the community will be present to celebrate the launch of a new era of research, discovery and knowledge application in the heart of Detroit.
- LinkedIn Graduate Profile Creation Webinar
October 14 2015 at 12:00 PM
WSU students & Postdocs will review the steps in developing a LinkedIn profile that includes professional summary, research, projects and groups related to career paths.
- Water@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Joseph Duris, US Geological Survey
October 15 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph Duris, Water Quality Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Michigan Water Science Center in Lansing. Dr. Duris' research interests include understanding how human practices, including agriculture and urbanization, affect the occurrence, distribution, and fate and transport of nutrients, sediment, trace organic compounds, and pathogenic bacteria in surface water. He will present, "Contaminants of Emerging Concern and their Relation to the Structure and Function of Bacterial Communities."
In the last 15 years, understanding of the occurrence, distribution, and type of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) has grown immensely. With the advent of advanced analytical techniques and a growing amount of ancillary information related to CEC occurrence, it is now more feasible to assess the relations and effects that CECs have with bacteriological receptors in the environment. This talk will provide a framework for USGS investigations into the relation between CECs and bacteria in the environment and will summarize work from multiple studies investigating these relations.
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Duris' presentation.
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