The CBE Seminar Series is organized to host experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester, a committee of CBE graduate students and staff invite and host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

The CBE 2021-2022 seminar organizing committee

If you have feedback or a speaker suggestion for the CBE Seminar Series, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Fall 2021 Schedule coming soon..bookings in progress

  • Thursdays, 4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) unless otherwise noted*
  • Virtual via WebEx






Aug 26

No Seminar-First week of classes

Sep 2

Dr. Yaofa Li

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MSU

Quantifying pore-scale interactions of multiphase flow in porous media using microfluidics


Sep 9

No Seminar    

Sep 16

Tony Cooke Leica Microsystems

Setting the “stage” for the next decade of microscopy at the CBE: Provide input in the context of your research needs for the acquisition of new technology


Sep 23 No Seminar

Sep 30

No Seminar

Oct 7

No Seminar; Join the CBE for their Fall Poster Session from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Barnard Hall



Oct 14

No Seminar    

Oct 21
*10am MDT*

Prof. Martin Ackermann



Professor of Microbial Systems Ecology, Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich

A single-cell perspective on microbial interactions in spatially structured communities


Oct 28

No Seminar




*Nov 1

*11am MDT

Dr. Sandra Milena Rincon Miranda




Senior Researcher, Team Foods, Bogota, Colombia

Development of an algae mixotrophic biofilm reactor for biomass production


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Nov 4

Dr. Wilhelm Paulander Director, Clinical Operations, Symcel

Real-time measurements and quantification of biofilm metabolic phenotype using isothermal microcalorimetry


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Nov 11

No seminar-Veterans' Day Holiday

Nov 18


Dr. Jacinta Conrad

Frank M. Tiller Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston


Dynamics of bacterial adhesion at interfaces


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Nov 25

No seminar-Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 2

Dr. Sophie Darch

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida


Studying mechanisms of disease in spatially structured microbial communities



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Past Seminars