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Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

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Charting the future of RNA and protein sequence-structure exploration

Dr. Kalli Kappel, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
- | Leidy 109

Abstract: RNA and protein sequences dictate their structures, spanning multiple length scales, from molecular conformations to patterns of subcellular localization. In turn, these structures govern biological…



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Dr. Julia Chifman, American University, Washington DC
- | Zoom



Looking back to look forward: understanding morphological diversity for agricultural improvement

Dr. Madelaine Bartlett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- | Leidy 109 and via Zoom

Abstract: Plants have evolved diverse morphological solutions to diverse ecological problems: cacti survive in deserts, tiny duckweeds float on water, and carnivorous plants get their nitrogen from prey lured…