Fall 2016-Spring 2017

TBI Seminar Schedule  Seminar is at 3:10pm, 108 Plant Bioscience Bldg unless otherwise noted


Dr. David Sands, Professor Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University-

Kristopher Hunt, Ph. D Student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University

Dr. Valerie Copie, Professor and Director of MSU NMR Center NMR Structural Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Montana State University

Dr. Matthew Stott, Extremophiles Research Group at GNS Science, New Zealand 

Dr. Ross Carlson, Professor, Chemical and Biological EngineeringMontana State University

Rebecca Mueller, Keck Postdoctoral Researcher with TBI, Montana State University 


Dr. Ahmet Muren Eren, University of Chicago

Dr. Eric Becraft, Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences

Dr. Andreas Taske, The University of North Carolina Marine Sciences


Fall 2015-Spring 2016

TBI Seminar Schedule  Seminar is at 3:10pm, 108 Plant Bioscience Bldg unless otherwise noted


Kerry Gunther YNP
Harald Engelhardt – Max Planck Inst. Germany
John Spear- CSU
Michael Lienemann- VTT Finland
Alysia Cox- MT Tech
Dan Colman- MSU


Charlotte UetrechtHeinrich Pette Institute
Arthur Edison- University of Georgia
Anne Dekes
Mircea Podar- Oakridge National Laboratory

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

TBI Seminar Schedule  Seminar is at 3:10pm, 108 Plant Bioscience Bldg unless otherwise noted

11/17 Cheryl Kuske, Los Alamos National Lab,Chronic deposition impacts on decomposer fungal and bacterialcommunity structure and processes in temperate forests.

12/1 Jennifer Biddle, University of Delaware Science Rocks (literally): microbes and microbialites in Pavilion Lake, Canada               

12/8 Becky Hochstein, Montana State University   TBA

1/26 Kristine Uldahl, Danish Archaea Centre   TBA

2/9 Jake Beam, Ph.D. candidate, MSU, Inskeep Lab. Assembly and Succession of Iron Oxide

Microbial Mat Communities in Acidic Geothermal Springs 

2/17 Ramunas  Stepanauskas,  Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Single cell genomics:

from science fiction to mainstream microbiology **SEMINAR IS ON TUESDAY, Feb. 17 in

the Byker Auditorium (CBB) at 2:10pm due to President’s Day holiday. 

2/23  Brian Hedlund, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Insights into candidate microbial phyla

inhabiting geothermal springs in the Great Basin, China, and Yellowstone

3/2 Haluk Beyenal, Washington State University, TBA

3/16 Zack Jay, MSU, Inskeep Lab. TBA

3/23 Luke McKay, MSU Post Doctoral Researcher, Boyd Lab, TBA

3/30 Dave Lageson, MSU, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Variability in stromatolite morphology,

Paleoproterozoic Nash Formation (~2.0 Ga), Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming:

biogenic versus non-biogenic influences

4/13 Zoe Harrold, MSU, Post Doctoral Researcher,  Skidmore and Boyd Labs. TBA

4/20 John Coates, UC Berkeley, TBA


Fall 2013-Spring 2014

TBI Seminar Schedule  Seminar is at 3:10pm, 108 Plant Bioscience Bldg unless otherwise noted

10/28 Brian Bothner, MSU, Has Omics Gone Viral?

11/4 Ken Stedman, Portland State University, Viruses from Hell

11/25 Gill Geesey ,MSU, Influence of microbial processes on carbonate mineral formation

12/2  Valerie Copie, MSU, Metabolomics studies of the Ignicoccus--Nano archeum archaeal system: can metabolite profiling shed light on the mechanism of interspecies interactionsbetween these two archaea?

2/3 Vangie Koonce  (PetersLab); Dan MacDonald, Undergrad Workforce Internship Reports 

3/3 Steve D’hondt, University of Rhode Island, TBA 

3/24 Matthew Fields, MSU, Hydrogenotaxis and Cooperative Resource Sharing

4/7  Frank Roberto, Newmont Mining Corp, Biomining of refractory gold and copper sulfide ores

4/14 Bill Inskeep, MSU,TBA

4/21 Trent Northern, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, TBA

4/28 Robert Powers, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, TBA 

5/5 Yukari Maezato, PPNL, Study of Catabolite Repression in Archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus