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

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

Friday Evening

2015 Schedule

When: At 4 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)
Where:
Pelton Auditorium

DATE LAB NAME
     
April 3
 
Biggens
Eisenman
Jacquelyn Lang
Patrick Carroll
 
April 10
 
Cooper
Malik
Carissa Pilling
Lisa Kursel

April 17
 
Emerman
Hockenberry
Oliver Fregoso
Fionnuala Morrish
 
April 24
 
Bloom
Tsukiyama
Michael Doud
Jeffrey McKnight
 
May 8
 
P. Bradley
TBD
Phil Bradley
TBD

May 15
 
Gottschling
Henikoff
TBD
Ines Anna Drinnenberg
 
May 29
 
Shou
Tsykiyama
TBD
TBD
 
June 5
 
Smith
R. Bradley
Mridula Nambiar
Janine Ilagan
 
     
     

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Retrovirus Group

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
     
April 2 Overbaugh Keshet Ronen
April 9
Emerman Cristina Wittkopp
April 16 **** Lee Natalie Garcia
April 23 *** Klatt Tiffany Hensley-McBain
April 30 Bloom Alistair Russell
May 7 ** Emerman Molly Ohainle
May 14 Bloom Heather Machkovech
May 21 Lehman/Overbaugh Mark Pankau
May 28 Bloom/Overbaugh Adam Dingens
June 4 Geballe
Elad Eliahoo
June 11 Hu Lifei Yang
     
*     E3-200/201: Combo (1100 Eastlake Building)
**    B1-065: Pelton (Weintraub Building)
***  D1-080/084: Sze Combo (Thomas Building)
**** B1-074/076 (Weintraub Building)
Last updated 4/13/2015

Contact: Michael Emerman (206) 667-6466

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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.
When:
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.
Where:
UW Health Sciences building Foege S-110 or Fred Hutch campus B1-072/074

Spring 2015

 
Thursday, April 16
TBN (Promislow Lab)
TBN (Ruohola-Baker Lab)
at UW
Pizza: Berg
 
  Thursday, May 14
TBN (Pallanck Lab)
TBN (Malik Lab)
at FHCRC
Pizza: Ruohola-Baker
 

Contact: Celeste Berg  

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Seattle Mitosis

2015 Schedule

What: The Seattle area mitosis group consists of five labs (Asbury, Biggins, Davis, Shimamura, 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.
When:
First Thursday of Every Month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where:
Alternates, see below for details.
Lab presenting brings bagels!

Date Lab Location
     
April 2 Heidi Henley UW: G417
May 7 Wordeman Lab Hutch: B1-072/074
June 4 Malik Lab UW: G417
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
 

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
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
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

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
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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