Princeton University Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Events http://molbio.princeton.edu Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:51:26 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mindful Listening http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/407-mindfulness-of-health-and-happiness Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014 - Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindful Listening: This workshop will focus on benefits of good relationships, and ways in which we can put time, thought, and effort into creating them. Mindful listening skills can teach us to change our reaction to others, and to clearly see people for who they are. By responding mindfully in challenging interactions, we can begin to cultivate the kind of communication you want in personal and professional settings.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/408-mindfulness-and-compassion Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 - Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindfulness and Compassion: Cultivating compassion is beneficial for several reasons, including health and well-being, as well as for human connection. Compassionate people are more optimistic and supportive when communicating with others, more socially adept, making them less vulnerable to loneliness. When we recognize that the difficult emotions that others experience are also our own, we are practicing compassion. The practice of mindfulness offers an opportunity to tap into the connectedness of all things.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/409-mindfulness-and-gratitude Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 - Fri, Nov 14, 2014
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Mindfulness and Gratitude: Sometimes it's easier to notice what's wrong with our lives rather than what's right. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be grateful for our lives irrespective of what is occurring. Gratitude is the antidote to feelings of scarcity and loss, and "expressing" gratitude can alter ways in which we react to stressful situations. In this workshop we can learn how to "choose" to respond to life.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Mindfulness and Family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/410-mindfulness-and-family http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/410-mindfulness-and-family Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 118 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Fri, Dec 05, 2014 - Fri, Dec 05, 2014
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For Faculty and Staff

Mindfulness and Family: When difficulties arise, it is important for family members to remain composed, positive, and dedicated to working together. Whether we live with family or are thousands of miles away, the practice of mindfulness meditation can help us to grow closer. It can provide an opportunity to enhance joy and connectedness with each other. When we can accept differences and learn ways to be less reactive, our family problems become manageable.

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Global MIndfulness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/428-global-mindfulness http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/428-global-mindfulness Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 117 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - Tue, Apr 28, 2015
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Mindfulness at MolBio 

Shefalika Gandhi, MSW from University Health Services will be continuing with Mindfulness at Mol Bio this spring.   Please mark your calendars if you are interested in attending.  

SPEAKER
gandhi
Shefalika Gandhi
University Health Services
 
TOPIC

Global Mindfulness 

Cultivating a global mindset depends on our capacity to communicate across cultures and to find commonalities with those we differ from. Mindfulness can help cultivate open-mindedness and acceptance- essential skills for personal and professional success in this interconnected world.

AUDIENCE

Molecular Biology Faculty and Staff

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500
Johanna Joyce (MSKCC) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/445-joyce http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/445-joyce Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 - Wed, Apr 29, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Johanna Joyce 
Johanna Joyce
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Johanna Joyce is a Member in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a Professor in Weill Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York, USA. Dr. Joyce’s group is interested in understanding the microenvironment in which a tumor arises and the critical influence that non-cancerous stromal cells can have on tumor progression and response to therapy.  The lab investigates both positive and negative signals provided by the normal tissue stroma to the cancer cells, and how normal cells can be modified by the cancer cells to produce a variety of factors that enhance tumor malignancy. They are also exploring the mechanisms underlying the contribution of the stromal microenvironment to therapeutic resistance, an important area of research that remains largely unexplored.  Dr. Joyce aims to ultimately apply this knowledge to the clinic and develop targeted therapies that disrupt these tumor-stromal interactions. 
Seminar Topic

Targeting the microenvironment of primary and metastatic tumors

Research lab

http://www.mskcc.org/research/lab/johanna-joyce

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Todd Braver (Washington U) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/443-braver http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/443-braver Location: PNI, Room A32 -
Category: Neuroscience Seminar Series
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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Neuroscience Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Brenda Andrews (U of Toronto) http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/446-andrews http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/446-andrews Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 003 - Princeton
Category: Butler Seminar Series
Date: Wed, May 06, 2015 - Wed, May 06, 2015
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Butler Seminar Series

Speaker
Brenda Andrews 
Brenda Andrews
University of Toronto

Brenda Andrews is Professor and Chair of the Banting & Best Department of Medical Research within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she holds the Charles H Best Chair in Medical Research.  She is also Director of the Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (the Donnelly Centre), an interdisciplinary biomedical research institute with a focus on technology development for post-genome biology, functional genomics, systems & computational biology and bioengineering.

After receiving her PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto, Dr. Andrews obtained her early training in genetics with the late Dr. Ira Herskowitz at the University of California San Francisco.  In 1991, Dr. Andrews was recruited to the Department of Medical Genetics (now Molecular Genetics) at the University of Toronto.  She became Chair of the Department in 1999, a position she held for 5 years before assuming her current position.  Dr. Andrews’ current research interests analysis of genetic interaction networks in budding yeast, using automated genetics platforms that include high content microscopy for systematic analysis of cell biological phenotypes.  Specific interests in the Andrews lab include mechanisms of cell cycle control, control of cell function by kinases and other enzymes and the regulation of cell polarity and morphogenesis.  Her research is currently funded by the CIHR, the Ontario Research Fund, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Dr. Andrews is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and Director of the Genetic Networks Program of the CIFAR.

Seminar Topic

Using synthetic genetic array analysis to characterize genetic networks and architecture of complex phenotypes in yeast

To define the general principles of genetic networks, our group developed a functional genomics platform called ‘synthetic genetic array’ (SGA) analysis that automates yeast genetics and enables the systematic construction of double and triple mutants. One of our major goals has been to use a simple phenotypic readout of cell growth rate – colony size – to produce the first complete genetic interaction map for any cell, and to empirically delineate the properties of genetic networks.  We have now analysed the majority of all possible 18 million yeast gene pairs.  The resultant network consists of ~560,000 genetic interactions, spanning 93% of all yeast genes.  Analysis of the network has revealed: [1] a central role for and unique properties of essential genes; [2] hubs and pleotropic genes on the network which show a clear association with several fundamental physiological and evolutionary properties that are predictive of genetic interactions in other organisms; [3] functional modules that we use to predict and test conservation of interactions in other systems.   We have also expanded the SGA platform to include cell biological read-outs, to enable systematic genetic exploration of sub-cellular morphology in yeast.

website

http://thedonnellycentre.utoronto.ca/index.html

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

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Butler Seminar Series Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:09:18 -0400
Mastering Change http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/429-mastering-change http://molbio.princeton.edu/events/event/429-mastering-change Location: Lewis Thomas Lab, 117 - Princeton
Category: Mindfulness Workshop
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 - Tue, May 26, 2015
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Mindfulness at MolBio 

Shefalika Gandhi, MSW from University Health Services will be continuing with Mindfulness at Mol Bio this spring.  Please mark your calendars if you are interested in attending.  

SPEAKER
gandhi
Shefalika Gandhi
University Health Services
TOPIC

Mastering Change

In this experiential workshop, you will learn mindfulness skills that can help deal with change. Whether you welcome or are apprehensive about the change, a smooth transition can set the stage for next steps. Learn simple techniques that will help you adapt to change and enjoy positive experiences and emotions.

AUDIENCE

Molecular Biology Faculty and Staff

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Mindfulness Workshop Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:07 -0500