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Biocomplexity Institute Seminar
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Simon Hall 001, Bloomington

Aleksander Popel, professor in both the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, and recipient of the C. Forbes Dewey Distinguished Lectureship in Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011, will speak. Popel's research areas include microcirculation, computational biology and medicine, cancer and signal transduction. For more information call 812-855-5533 or e-mail

Biocomplexity Institute Seminar
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Simon Hall 001, Bloomington

David Axelrod, biology professor at Rutgers University, will present. Focus of the Axelrod lab is on the heterogeneity and instability of cancer cells, with the ultimate goal being to improve cancer diagnosis and prognosis and to guide therapy. Methods of molecular biology, cell biology, computer simulation and mathematical modeling are being used. Currently the lab is studying the heterogeneity and progression of human breast cancers. For more information call 812-855-5533 or

History & Philosophy of Science Seminar
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall, 204, Bloomington

Sharon Kingsland, a professor in the Johns Hopkins University English Department, will speak on "Reinventing the ecological laboratory in the atomic age: the international phytotron." The speaker will offer a select look at some of the larger phytotrons around the world, a review designed to enrich our picture of postwar science, showing what was happening apart from the stories of molecular biology and genetics with which we are more familiar. For more information contact:

EEB Seminar Series
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Myers Hall 130, Bloomington

Amherst College Biology Professor Michael Hood will present: "Variation in Disease Prevalence Among Closely Related Species: A Sordid History of Anther-Smut on Silene." Despite great efforts to understand host-pathogen interactions in medicine, agriculture and ecology, we know strikingly little about why infectious diseases are so unevenly distributed across host species. In the anther-smut system, a completely sterilizing disease of plants caused by a fungal pathogen, natural infection rates vary from a small faction of 1 percent to proportions that rival the black death in Europe. This study utilizes historical collections to identify correlates of disease prevalence within the phylogenetic context of Silene host species. For more information contact: