University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Systems biology candidate to present seminar Dec. 3

Hendrik Szurmant, a faculty candidate for the biology department's systems biology position, will present a seminar titled "Protein Interactions and Conformations Deduced from Diverse Sequencing Databases" at noon Tuesday, Dec. 3, in 101 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hendrik Szurmant received his doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. He was then a postdoctoral scholar and is now an assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute. He is interested in the fundamental aspects of how bacterial cells coordinate cell division with the necessity to restructure their cell envelope and in the protein-protein interactions that mediate this and other important physiological processes in the bacteria. These questions are addressed by utilizing cross-disciplinary techniques ranging from bioinformatics, structural biology and biochemical techniques to microbial genetics.

-- Jeannie Lewis, Biology, 777.2622,

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