NJIT Newsroom tagged with "biology" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Professor's Work Published in PLOS Computational Biology http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-406.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-406.phpTue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Casey Diekman, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had his paper “Causes and Consequences of Hyperexcitation in Central Clock Neurons” published in PLOS Computational Biology, an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) which features works of exceptional significance. 

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NJIT Grad Student Honored by Executive Women of New Jersey http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-341.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-341.phpFri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Grad student Megan Litwhiler is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at NJIT and has been awarded a scholarship through Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), a trust that recognizes and invests in the future of women's professional careers. 

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Personalized Healthcare Will Revolutionize 21st Century Medicine, Says NJIT Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-037.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-037.phpWed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A closer look at personalized or point-of-care healthcare was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, nce, department of mathematical sciences, albert dorman honors college, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, department of biomedical engineering, department of civil and environmental engineering, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, ieee, department of engineering technology, adhc, atam dhawan, department of biological sciences, uri, interdisciplinary design studio, engineering in medicine and biology society, embs


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Computer Science Seminar on Nov. 19 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-381.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-381.phpFri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Dr. Yanjun Qi of the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs American will discuss “Machine Learning for Computational Biology” on Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.           

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North Jersey IEEE-EMBS Talk on Sept. 27 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-318.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-318.phpTue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The North Jersey IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will host “From Academia to Industry:  How Digital Image Analysis Plays a Pivotal Role in Biomedical Engineering,” by Dr. Brian D'Alessandro, image analysis scientist with Canfield Scientific and NJIT alumnus. 

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Cristiano L. Dias, Molecular Bio Physics Expert, Appointed to NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-284.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-284.phpThu, 30 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Cristiano L. Dias, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts an assistant professor in the department of physics. 

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NJIT's Atam Dhawan Selected To Represent IEEE EMBS as 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-480.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-480.phpThu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Atam Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, was selected to represent the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as a 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, albert dorman honors college, department of electrical and computer engineering, atam dhawan, embs


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Mathematical Biology Seminar on April 12 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-130.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-130.phpFri, 08 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Ivan Iossifov of the Cold Spring Harbor Lab will discuss "Rare De Novo Variants Associated with Autism Perturb a Large Network of Genes Involved in Formation and Function of Synapses" on April 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on April 5 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-119.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-119.phpMon, 04 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Michael Schwemmer, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, will discuss "The Effects of Dendritic Properties on the Dynamics of Oscillatory Neurons" on April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on Feb. 15 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-031.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-031.phpMon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Subthreshold Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model: Part II" on Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on Nov. 2 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-392.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-392.phpMon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Alla Borisyuk, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Utah, will discuss "Selectivity to Slowly Rising Stimuli in Frog Auditory Neurons" on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on Oct. 26 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-364.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-364.phpTue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 "The Effect of Periodic and Non-Periodic Inputs on Firing Rate Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Dongwook Kim, a doctoral student in NIJT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

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NJIT's Gareth Russell To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar on Oct. 12 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-332.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-332.phpWed, 06 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Gareth Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Mathematical Ecology 'Open Problems Forum": Modeling Animal Movement with Arbitrarily Complicated Constraints" on Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, mathematical biology seminar, gareth russell


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NJIT Physics Professor To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-142.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-142.phpMon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Camelia Prodan, PhD, an associate professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Topological Phonon Modes and Their Role in Dynamic Instability of Microtubules" on April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on Sept. 28 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-328.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-328.phpMon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Avi Maayan, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will discuss "Data Mining and Network Analysis in Systems Biology" on Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.  

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NJIT To Host Sixth Annual Math Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-204.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-204.phpWed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will host on June 1-2, 2009 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM '09), the sixth in a series of annual conferences organized by the NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology with sessions in neuroscience, ecology, biophysics, and biostatistics. For a list of plenary and invited speakers, click here. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, conference, mathematical biology, biostatistics, neuroscience, center for applied mathematics and statistics, ecology


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Mathematical Biology Seminar on April 28 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-172.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-172.phpFri, 24 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Peter Thomas, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Case Western State University, will discuss "Stochastic Phenomena in Chemotaxis" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.

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Mathematical Biology Seminar on April 7 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-129.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-129.phpThu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Viji Santhakumar, PhD, of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at UMDNJ will discuss "Topological Determinants of Epileptogenesis" at the Spring 2009 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 7 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.

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Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 3 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-125.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-125.phpThu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Mark Alber, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics and the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the "Connection Between Discrete Stochastic and Continuous Models in Biology" at the Spring 2009 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, mathematical sciences, mathematical sciences colloquium


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Mathematical Biology Seminar on March 31 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-115.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-115.phpMon, 30 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Asohan Amarasingham, PhD, of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, will discuss "Nonparametrics for Spike Train Analysis" on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2009 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, mathematical biology seminar series


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Mathematical Biology Seminar on March 10 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-088.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-088.phpFri, 06 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Alfonso Renart of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University will discuss "The Asynchronous State in the Cerebral Cortex" at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on March 10 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611.

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NJIT Professor Finds Engineering Technique To Identify Disease-Causing Genes http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-392.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-392.phpTue, 28 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Scientists believe that complex diseases such as schizophrenia, major depression and cancer are not caused by one, but a multitude of dysfunctional genes. A novel computational biology method developed by a research team led by Ali Abdi, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's department of electrical and computer engineering, has found a way to uncover the critical genes responsible for disease development.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, american association for the advancement of science, ali abdi, computational biology


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NJIT Professor Horacio Rotstein To Give Talk at Mathematical Biology Seminar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-388.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-388.phpMon, 27 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Mechanism of Abrupt Transition from Normal to Epileptic Spiking Activity in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Layer II Stellate Cells" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, seminar, mathematical biology, horacio rotstein


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NJIT Professor To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-365.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-365.phpFri, 10 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Dan Bunker, PhD, an assistant professor in NJIT's Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will discuss "Quantifying Species Functional Diversity with Convex Hull Volume" on October 14 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Fall 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series.

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200 Leading Experts in Applied Math To Attend NJIT’s Fifth Annual Math Conference Set for May 19-21, 2008 in Newark http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-214.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-214.phpFri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, national science foundation, mathematical biology, robert miura, daljit ahluwalia, amitabha bose, wooyoung choi, gregory kriegsmann, mathematical fluid dynamics


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NJIT To Host Fifth Annual Mathematics Conference, May 19-21 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-198.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-198.phpFri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 "Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics," the fifth in a series of annual conferences organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will be held on May 19-21 at NJIT. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology (including mathematical neuroscience, developmental biology, and ecology), mathematical fluid dynamics, applied statistics and biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, mathematical sciences, conference, mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, biostatistics, acoustics


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NJIT Doctoral Student To Present Talk at Mathematical Biology Seminar Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-159.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-159.phpFri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Signal Transmission in Epithelial Layers” at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.

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NJIT Mathematical Biology Seminar To Examine Effects of Global Change on Ecosystem Function http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-122.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-122.phpThu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Daniel Bunker, a post-doctoral research scientist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, will discuss "Global Change, Community Composition, and Ecosystem Functioning" at the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 3 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611.

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NJIT Graduate Student To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on March 25 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-100.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-100.phpThu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 "Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Nickolas Kintos of the Department of Mathematics at Fordham University. The seminar will be held on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, biological sciences, mathematical biology, computational biology


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NJIT To Host Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-020.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-020.phpTue, 22 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Odelia Schwartz, PhD, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss "Natural Image Statistics and Contextual Visual Processing" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, mathematical biology


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NJIT To Host Fourth Annual Math Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-201.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-201.phpWed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will host “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics,” the fourth in a series of annual conferences that will explore recent advances in mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics, on May 14-16.

Tagged: department of mathematical sciences, conference, mathematical biology, daljit ahluwalia, biostatistics, mathematical fluid dynamics


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A Clean Sweep for Biology Society at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-184.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-184.phpMon, 30 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 The Biology Society at NJIT sponsored a trip to the 22nd Annual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep on April 28 in Sandy Hook, NJ. They joined an estimated 700 volunteers in Sandy Hook and 3,000 volunteers statewide who removed tons of debris and recorded their collections for later use in identifying pollution trends.

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Department of Computer Science To Host Seminar on Permutations in Bioinformatics http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-176.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-176.phpTue, 24 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Laxmi Parida, PhD, research staff member in the Computational Biology Center at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will discuss "Permutations in Bioinformatics" at a Computer Science Seminar on April 30 at 2:30 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 4415.

Tagged: seminar, department of computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics


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NJIT To Host Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-157.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-157.phpMon, 16 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Yixin Guo, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Drexel University, will discuss "Thalamicortical Relay Reliability Across STN Deep Brain Stimulation in Computation Models" at a Mathematical Biology seminar on April 17 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.

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NJIT Professor To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-126.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-126.phpMon, 26 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Camelia Prodan, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss “Measuring Membrane Potential of Live Cells by Dielectric Spectroscopy” on March 27 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611.

Tagged: seminar, department of physics, mathematical biology, camelia prodan


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NJIT To Host Mathematical Biology Seminar on Feb. 27 http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-081.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-081.phpMon, 26 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Brenda Farrell, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss "Membrane Tether Forces in Mast Cells" at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., Life Sciences Building, 1st floor, Rutgers-Newark.

Tagged: seminar, mathematical sciences, mathematical biology, center for applied mathematics and statistics


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Students To Present Research at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-505.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-505.phpMon, 11 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Janeet Kaur (at left) is one of six students in NJIT's Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program (UBMTP) who will present their research at a Mathematical Biology Seminar on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611.

Tagged: mathematical sciences, seminar series, biological sciences, undergraduate


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Columbia Professor To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-438.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-438.phpThu, 02 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Tim Vogels of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will discuss "Signal Gating and Detailed Balance in Networks of Model Neurons" on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611.

Tagged: seminar series, mathematical biology


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MSU Professor To Discuss Multi-Strain Disease Models at Mathematical Biology Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-410.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-410.phpMon, 16 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 "Multi-Strain Disease Models with Antibody-Dependent Enhancement" is the topic of a seminar by Lora Billings, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University, on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.

Tagged: mathematical sciences, mathematical biology


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Geomicrobiology Professor To Speak at NJIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-441.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-441.phpTue, 22 Nov 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Nathan Yee, PhD, assistant professor of geomicrobiology at Rutgers Unversity, will speak on the topic "Microbial Metal Sequestration Mechanisms" on Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Colton Hall, Rm. 416. Contact: Raj Khera, 973-596-2475; e-mail khera@njit.edu.


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Chemical Engineers Discover Filtration System To Help Biotech Industry http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-122.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-122.phpThu, 19 Aug 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Chemical engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed a new filtration system to enable scientists and engineers to separate and purify two different kinds of proteins having relatively close molecular weight.  Until now, doing such separations with membrane filtration was impossible. This research was reported in the June 20, 2004 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

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