Meetings / Clubs / Events

Basic Sciences Division

Meetings / Clubs / Events

The Division hosts a network of informal meetings, clubs and seminars to encourage collaborations and foster the exchange of information and ideas. Our clubs are composed of scientists with common research interests. This collaborative approach to science naturally produces numerous publications jointly authored by members of different laboratories in the division.

Friday Seminars

photo of basic science meeting

2018-2019 Schedule

What: Weekly seminars where trainees, technicians, and faculty from the Basic Sciences and Human Biology Divisions present and discuss their research. This is a forum where everyone within the divisions has the opportunity to participate with the research community.
When: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pelton Auditorium


Basic Sciences

Human Biology

March 15 Singhvi Berger
March 22 Malik Vasioukhin
March 29 Eisenman Avgousti
April 5 Bloom Paddison
April 12 Hatch Hsieh
April 19 R. Bradley Tapscott
April 26 Koch Galloway
May 3 No Friday Seminar - Weintraub Symposium
May 10* Singhvi Houghton
May 17 Moens Gujral
May 24 No Friday Seminar - Memorial Day
May 31 Henikoff Avgousti
June 7 Brent Lee
June 14 Biggins Cheung

*Talks will take place in Sze Combo, D1-080/084

Contact: Winona Wright

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Virus Group

viral cell image

2017-2018 Schedule

What: The purpose of the group is to share work in progress between retrovirus and related labs, and to give feedback on ongoing projects. Each postdoc or graduate student in the participating labs presents their work once a year.
When: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Room B1-072/074, unless otherwise noted.




March 14 Lauren Gentles Bloom
March 21 Vidya Mangala Prasad Lee
March 28 Vanessa Montoya Emerman
April 4 Shannon Murray Linial
April 11 Rachel Kinzelman Lee
April 18 John Huddleston Bedford
April 25 Emily Hsieh Emerman
May 2 Kate Dusenbury Bloom
May 9 Kelsey Lynch Avgousti
May 16 Kristine Dye Galloway
May 23 David Bacsik Bloom
May 30 Hannah Lewis Avgousti
June 6 Caelan Radford Bloom
June 13 Allison Greaney Bloom
June 20 TBD  

Contact: Michael Emerman

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Seattle Fly Club

graphic representing Seattle Fly club

2018-2019 Schedule

What:  The regular gathering of all Seattle area researchers working on or interested in research related to the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Each meeting consists of research reports from 2 different labs and general scientific talks.
Three Thursdays each quarter, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
UW Health Sciences HCK 320 or Fred Hutch B1-072/074.

Date/Lab Location/Presenter Pizza Provider
Winter 2019
60th National Drosophila Conference, Dallas, TX, Wed-Sun, Mar 27-31, 2019
Spring 2019
April 11 UW  
Martin Lab Laura Graham Parrish
Ruohola-Baker Lab TBN  
April 18 UW  
Berg Lab Rachel Dam Kwon
Henikoff Lab Kami Ahmad  
May 2 FHCRC  
Goodman Lab TBN Ruohola-Baker
Promislow Lab TBN  
May 24 UW  
Larry Sandler Symposium    

Pizza and conversation begin at 6:00. Talks start at 6:15.
Talks are 20-minutes long plus 5-10 minutes for questions.

Contact: Celeste Berg  

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Seattle Mitosis

image of mitosis

2018-2019 Schedule

What: The Seattle area mitosis group consists of six labs (Asbury, Biggins, CabernardDavis, Paredez, and Wordeman), who are all interested in fundamental questions regarding the process of mitosis. There is a diverse array of organisms and approaches taken. All aspects of the structure, regulation and mechanics of mitosis are studied.
First Thursday of every month (except January and summer), 10:00 am to 12:00 pm                                
Where: Alternates, see below for details.




April 4 Karen Miga UW: G417
May 2 Paradez lab Hutch: E3-200/201 Eastlake
June 6 Davis lab UW: G417
September 5 Asbury lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
October 3 Wordeman lab UW: G417
November 7 Cabernard lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
December 5 Biggins lab UW: G417

**Lab presenting brings bagels or other food!**

Contact: Sue Biggins

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Other Groups

chromatin club

Chromatin Club
A semi-weekly journal club with an emphasis on the increasing importance of chromatin research for understanding chromosomal processes, development and disease.
Contact: Steve Henikoff or Toshio Tsukiyama

developmental biology group

Developmental Biology Group
The group consists of faculty members of the Center for Developmental Biology at the University of Washington, and the faculty members of the Developmental Biology Program at the FHCRC. The Developmental Biology Group was formed in 1999 to promote the discipline of Developmental Biology at both institutions. 
Contact: Cecilia Moens 

structural biology group

Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Journal Club
The group consists of two laboratories focused on the use of macromolecular crystallography (Barry Stoddard and Roland Strong) to determine the three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules. These laboratories are complemented by several additional laboratories: one that is focused on computational structure prediction and design (Phil Bradley), one that conducts solution-based protein mapping studies of large complexes involved in gene transcription (Steve Hahn) and a third that conducts drug target validation and drug screening studies (Julian Simon). A significant focus of the Structural Biology Group is the exploitation of structural information to engineer macromolecules for therapeutic applications, including gene correction, vaccine development, and drug discovery. 
Contact: Barry Stoddard | Group Website

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2018 Retreat

The Basic Sciences Division Retreat was held on September 7, 2018 at the Museum of Flight. It was a full day of events, attended by 180 participants including faculty, lab members, postdocs, current and incoming graduate students, as well as administrative staff from the Division and the Center. Participants heard faculty share their research, attended two scientific poster sessions, tested their piloting skills on the museum's flight simulators, and ended the day with a reception and the option to go on a docent-led tour of one of several museum exhibits. 

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