Biochemistry's 70th Anniversary Celebration and 9th Annual Scientific Retreat

Thank you to everyone who attended our Retreat on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

 

To view photos from this year's Retreat, please click here.

Meeting venue: the new Hancher Auditorium

Mark your calendars for the Department of Biochemistry's 70th Anniversary Celebration and 9th Annual Scientific Retreat featuring a special session with former Department Heads Drs. Alan Goodridge and Arthur Spector.  The event will be held at the recently rebuilt Hancher Auditorium.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 24:
3:00 - 6:00 PM   Department tours and welcome reception
Saturday, August 25:
12:00-12:45 PM Registration (free of charge) - Strauss Lobby
Poster set up - Smith Lobby
12:50 - 1:00                      Opening Remarks, Charles Brenner, PhD, Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry, Strauss Rehearsal Hall
1:00 - 1:30 Junmin Peng, PhD, Professor, Departments of Structural Biology and Developmental Neurobiology, and Director of Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Omics-Based Systems Biology of Human Disease

1:30 - 2:00 Lois Weisman, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan


From yeast to humans: Insights into myosin V based transport and phosphoinositide signaling

2:00 - 2:30 James Kranz, PhD, Director, Drug Product Development, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals
 

Biochemistry Essentials and Biopharmaceutical Development:  Everything I Need to Know I First Learned from Dryer & Lata “Experimental Biochemistry”

2:30 - 2:45 Break and refreshments, Strauss Lobby
2:45 - 3:15 Poster pitches, Strauss Rehearsal Hall
3:15 - 5:15 Poster Sessions, Smith Lobby
5:30 Group photo - all attendees, Smith Lobby
5:45 - 6:15 Discussion with Current and Former Department Heads
Strauss Rehearsal Hall
  • Dr. Alan Goodridge
  • Dr. Arthur Spector
  • Dr. Charles Brenner
6:15 - 6:45 Reception, Main Stage
6:45 - 6:55 Announcements and awards, Charles Brenner
6:55 - 7:00 Charles Brenner, PhD, Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry

Molecular literacy: How to build a biochemist
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner and socializing
9:00 Meet at Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City (optional)