Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, 2005


12:00 Registration & Poster setup
1:00 Jim Carrington, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
1:30 Steve Giovannoni - Pernot Chair and Professor, Microbiology "Genome Streamlining in Cosmopolitan Oceanic Bacteria"
1:55 Larry Wilhelm, Ph.D. Student, Microbiology "Microbial Genome Divergence in Environmental Sequence Data Sets"
2:15 Jim Carrington - Director, CGRB "Small RNA Pathways in Plants"
3:05 John Cassady - Vice President for Research "The Research Enterprise at OSU"
3:25 Luanne Lawrence - Vice President for University Advancement "Research: The Heart of University Advancement's New Mission"
3:45 Moderated Forum with John Cassady and Luanne Lawrence
4:15 Steve Kay - Keynote Address, The Scripps Research Institute "Systems Approaches to Understanding Circadian Clocks"
5:00 Poster Session and Sponsor Displays
7:30 - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 Wei Chen - Ph.D. Student, Zoology "A Silky Way to Divide: Relaxing the Poles While Stimulating the Equator by Microtubules" 
9:05 Taifo Mahmud - Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences "Combinatorial Genetic and Synthetic Approaches to Novel Anti-Infective Drugs"
9:30 Eugene Koonin - Keynote Address, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH "Universal Trends in Protein Evolution"
10:45 Elisabeth Chapman - Ph.D. Student, MCB Program "RISC Management: Suppression of microRNA and Silencing Pathways by Viruses"

Ling Jin - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences 

"Studies on Human Herpes Simplex Type 1 Virus Latency Reactivation Induced by Apoptosis"  

11:30 Lunch
  Post Retreat
1:00 1st CGRB Golf Tournament - Eagle Crest Ridge Course

Thank you to our conference committee:

David Maddison, Integrative Biology
Kathy Magnusson, Biomedical Sciences
Steven Strauss, Forest Ecosystems & Society