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.

Our Friday Evening seminar is a forum in which students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians and faculty present their work to the entire research community, followed by "beer chat".  A vigorous program of weekly seminars, presented by scientists from other institutions, makes sure that scientists keep in touch with the latest developments. In addition, the Basic Sciences faculty meets weekly to informally discuss their recent research.

Current Biology Seminars

View the Calendar

Our seminar series is open to scientists from Fred Hutch and outside organizations.

Monday Minisymposia

photo of basic science meeting

2015-2016 Schedule

When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pelton Auditorium


October 19    
February 1    
March 21    

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Virus Group

viral cell image

2015 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 and 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.

Date Lab Name/Title
10/1/2015 Bloom Orr Ashenberg
Determining how influenza can escape recognition by the restriction factor MxA
10/8/2015 Emerman Cristina Wittkopp
10/15/2015 Geballe Jaki Braggin
10/22/2015 Overbaugh Cassandra Simonich
10/29/2015 Matsen Duncan Ralph
*11/5/2015 Bloom Mike Doud
11/12/2015 Smith Mayim Wiens
11/19/2015 Bloom Hugh Haddox
11/26/2015   No Meeting (Thanksgiving)
12/3/2015 Overbaugh Amit Sharma
12/10/2015 Geballe Katie Semmens
12/17/2015 Jerome Dan Stone
12/24/2015   No Meeting (Christmas)
12/31/2015   No Meeting (New Year’s Day)
1/7/2016 Overbaugh Kate Williams
1/14/2016 Geballe Elad Eliahoo
1/21/2016 Bloom/Overbaugh Adam Dingens
1/28/2016 Emerman Ferdinand Roesch
2/4/2016 Bloom Alistair Russell
2/11/2016 Lee Hans Verkerke
2/18/2016 Lingappa Motoko Tanaka
2/25/2016   No Meeting (CROI Meeting)
3/3/2016   No Meeting
3/10/2016 Lingappa Jon Reed
3/17/2016 Bloom Heather Machkovech
3/24/2016 Hu Rajesh Thippeshappa
3/31/2016 Lehman/Overbaugh Mark Pankau
4/7/2016 Emerman Molly OhAinle
4/14/2016 Lee Nancy Hom
4/21/2016 Jerome Nixon Niyonzima
4/28/2016 Emerman
Jolien Vermeire
5/5/2016 Hu Lifei Yang
5/12/2016 Overbaugh John Nahabedian
5/19/2016 Malik/Emerman Rossana Colon-Thillet
5/26/2016 Emerman Erin Garcia
6/2/2016 Bloom Juhye Lee
6/9/2016 Overbaugh Nicole Naiman
*    B1-065: Pelton (Weintraub Building)    
Last updated 8/27/2015

Contact: Michael Emerman (206) 667-6466

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Seattle Fly Club

graphic representing Seattle Fly club

2014/15 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 or 3 different labs and some general scientific chat time.
Two Thursdays each quarter. Pizza and conversation begin at 5:45. Talks start at 6:00. Talks are 20 minutes long plus 5-10 minutes for questions.
UW Health Sciences building Foege S-110 or Fred Hutch campus B1-072/074.

Autumn 2015    
Thursday, October 22
Parkhurst Lab
Parrish Lab
at UW
Thursday, November 19
Goodman Lab
Henikoff Lab
Thursday, December 10
Ruohola-Baker Lab
Dickinson Lab
at UW
Akira Mamiya
Winter 2016    
Thursday, January 14
Promislow Lab
Eisenman Lab
Alexandre Neves
MCB Recruitment Wednesday – Friday, January 27 – 29, Wednesday – Friday, February 10 – 12, 2016
Thursday, February 18
Berg Lab
Kwon Lab
at UW
Anne Sustar
Northwest Developmental Biology Conference, FHL Wednesday – Saturday, March 16 – 19, 2016
Spring 2016    
Thursday, April 14
Wakimoto Lab
Malik Lab
Thursday, May 12
Tuthill Lab
Pallanck Lab
at UW
Pizza and conversation begin at 5:45. Talks start at 6:00.
Talks are 20-minutes long plus 5-10 minutes for questions.
Autumn Quarter: Wed Sep 30 – Fri Dec 11 + Finals 12-18 (Sat-Fri)
Winter Quarter: Mon Jan 4 – Fri March 11 + Finals 12-18 (Sat-Fri)
Spring Quarter: Mon March 28- Fri June 3 + Finals 4-10 (Sat-Fri)

Contact: Celeste Berg  

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Seattle Mitosis

image of mitosis

2015-2016 Schedule

What: The Seattle area mitosis group consists of five labs (Asbury, Biggins, Davis, Paradez, 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, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Alternates, see below for details.
*Lab presenting brings bagels!

Date Lab Location
September 3 Biggins Lab Hutch: B1-072/074
October 1 Paradez Lab UW: G417
November 5 Davis Lab
Hutch: B1-072/074
December 3 Asbury Lab
UW: G417
January 7 Wordeman lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
February 4 Biggins lab UW: G417
March 3 Paradez lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
April 7 Davis lab UW: G417
May 5 Asbury lab Hutch: Pelton Auditorium
Jube 2 Wordeman lab UW: G417
September 1 Biggins lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
October 6 Paradez lab UW: G417
November 3 Davis lab Hutch: D1-080/084 Sze
December 1 Asbury lab UW: G417
    Last Updated 8/26/2015

Contact: Sue Biggins (206) 667-5766

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Other Clubs/Groups

These clubs and groups maintain schedules off-site.  Click on the group website link to view the calendar.

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 | Group Website

developmental biology group

Developmental Biology Group
The Group consists of the 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 DBG was formed in 1999 to promote the discipline of Developmental Biology at both institutions. 
Contact: Cecilia Moens | Group Website | (206) 667-5697

graduate students meeting

Gaduate Student Meetings
This meeting is available to graduate students to discuss various topics on a monthly basis. The meeting is held at 4:30 p.m. in various locations.  See the calendar for more detail.
Subscribe here to the Google Calendar schedule for this group.

structural biology group

Structural Biology Group
The structural biology group at FHCRC 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 | (206) 667-4031

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