Mind the gap: Size-based signaling at cell-cell contacts

Membrane interfaces formed at junctions between cells are often associated with characteristic patterns of membrane protein organization, such as in epithelial tissues and between cells of the immune system. While this organization can be influenced by receptor clustering, lipid domain formation, and cytoskeletal dynamics, this talk will describe how the size of the gap between two membranes can directly contribute to the spatial arrangement of membrane proteins and resulting cell-cell signaling at membrane interfaces.

International Research at Duke: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Success

Join us for a discussion on developing, sustaining and managing international collaborations at Duke.

Susan Alberts, Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, Chair of Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael "Luke" James, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology

Jim Luther, Associate VP Finance and Research Costing Compliance Officer

Sallie Permar, Professor of Pediatrics

Lindsey Spangler, Assistant Dean, Research Facilitation

Angie Solomon, Associate Director, Conflict of Interest

USPTO China IP Roadshow

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show is a free, one-day program that brings together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their insights on China and IP issues that will benefit U.S. IP right holders. It includes key participation from the USPTO's China Team, a group of China IP experts who work nationwide to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

Hacking 4 Defense Demo Day

Join us on demo day to hear from seven startups tackling real national security challenges-and disrupting the $350B government market.

In Duke's first Hacking 4 Defense course, teams of interdisciplinary students from across Duke's Med, Law, Fuqua, Pratt, Sanford, and Trinity programs built startups to solve tough national security problems facing NC-based units.

Teams interviewed hundreds of military users, built and evolved dozens of MVPs and prototypes, and explored both selling directly to the military and expanding to commercial applications.

SciComm Lunch & Learn: Studying the Science of Science Communication in the Era of Social Media, Fake News and Short Attention Spans

How does one big snowstorm (in the middle of the hottest year on record) convince the public to ignore overwhelming scientific consensus and dismiss climate change science as a hoax? Why is actress Jenny McCarthy seemingly more influential with respect to public attitudes about vaccination than 99% of the medical community? What makes so many people think "Frankenfood" when they hear the term GMO? Join us at the April SciComm Lunch-and-Learn to hear Dr.

2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join us for the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 4-7, 2019 in historic downtown Durham, North Carolina.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality.

The Ethics of Gene Editing

In 2012, biochemists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier first identified the genome-editing mechanism known as CRISPR-Cas9. Last fall, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had used the tool to edit the DNA of twin embryos to increase their HIV resistance. Apparently working on his own, against the strong objections of fellow scientists, He opened a door to the future that cannot be closed.