Marine Science Seminar Series

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Venue:MSB 150 (BBC) with Polycom to AHC-216 (MMC)

This Friday we are closing the 2015 edition of the "Worlds Ahead Marine Sciences Seminar Series" with the visit of Dr. Emily Monroe from the Dept. of Biology at William Patterson University. In this opportunity, Dr. Monroe will be presenting the seminar "Polyketide Synthase Gene Expression in the Florida Red Tide Dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis".

The seminar will take place on Friday May 1st, at 12 pm in MSB-105 (BBC campus). In case anyone wants to attend from MMC, please send me an email to arrange polycom broadcast. Also, please contact me in case you want to meet with Dr. Monroe, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact either before or after the seminar.

As you know, Florida Red Tides constitute a major threat in our coastal areas, causing neurotoxic shellfish poisoning in marine organisms, affecting aquaculture and fishery industries, as well as producing respiratory distress in humans. Since many FIU folks develop active research on different aspects of this dinoflagellate species, this seminar promises to be a great framework for interaction, discussion and hopefully future collaborations!

Overall, a great closing for this year's seminar series!!!. Many thanks to FIU's University Graduate School, the Dept. of Biological Sciences, the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Marine Sciences Program for their support. Many thanks to our graduate students for selecting a great representation of top notch speakers for these seminars and to all the speakers who visited our beautiful Miami.

Finally, special thanks to all of YOU who attended the seminars and the social events associated with them. Remember, THAT is what gives this seminar series a reason to be alive for future editions and new generations of students.

We look forward to seeing y'all next year! have a great summer!

Chema Eirin-Lopez & Heather Bracken-Grissom