whose article is actually quite interesting explaining several interesting uses of pi, including finding planets, DNA folding and drug design.
On a vaguely related note (drug design) next week's MCDB seminar is a little different in that the speaker is from industry.
Thursday, March 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Rathmann Auditorium (1001 LSB)
Timothy W. Behrens, MD, Senior Director, ITGR Human Genetics
Developing biomarkers for inflammatory diseases
In this presentation, Tim Behrens will discuss overall strategies
for developing biomarkers that predict treatment effects in
autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and provide examples of the
application of this approach in rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
Dr. Timothy Behrens moved to Genentech in 2006 following 20+ years
in academia, with a focus on three major themes: 1) development of B
lymphocytes; 2) genetics of human autoimmune diseases, especially
systemic lupus erythematosus; and 3) identification of biomarkers
for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Recently, Dr. Behrens has been
particularly intrigued by the problem of applying cutting-edge
genetic and proteomic technologies into the clinic to answer
important questions like 'How active is the disease in this
patient?' and 'How likely is this patient to respond to a particular