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Event Calendar

  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2020
  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020
  • Sat
    14
    Nov
    2020
    4:00 pmZoom

    04/08/2021 Prof. Tim Stemmler (Wayne State) will present a seminar to the department

    4:00 pm, Zoom, https://chemistry.olemiss.edu/

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2020
    2:00 pmZoom
  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2020
    6:00 pmZoom

    Dr. Joshua Sharp Director of the Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence (GlyCORE),Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi:

    COVID-19 and heparan sulfate: the carbohydrate handle that SARS-CoV-2 uses to grab your cells

    COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has killed over 200,000 Americans in 2020 and changed the way we live our lives. An incredible effort from the scientific community has allowed us to learn a lot about the virus in a very short time. While there are many questions remaining about the disease, we have enough evidence to start answering some important questions. Where do COVID-19 infections usually start in the body? How does SARS-CoV-2 find and enter the target cells? Here, we will discuss what we know (and think we know) about how COVID-19 infections get established. We will also discuss the discovery and initial development of intranasal heparin, a well-known anti-coagulant injectable that is now in early clinical trials as an intranasal drug to prevent COVID-19. We will discuss how heparin works to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection of cells, why it should be safe to administer intranasally, and why it might NOT be useful as a treatment of advanced COVID-19.

    November 17, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Via Zoom

    https://www.phy.olemiss.edu/oxfordsciencecafe/

  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2020
    7:30 pmFord Center for the Performing Arts

    Reserved tickets required. Call 662-915-7411. Free admission.

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2020
    2:00 amZoom
  • Mon
    14
    Dec
    2020
    Thu
    17
    Dec
    2020

    A conference called "Astrobiology: Philosophical Issues and Implications," set for late March 2020 at the University of Mississippi, will now being held virtually December 14-17, 2020.

    The conference includes over three dozen presentations by individual experts from over a dozen countries. They represent a wide array of scientific disciplines, according to Neil Manson, the University of Mississippi philosophy professor who has worked to organize the event.

    "Topics include the questions surrounding the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the debate over whether we should attempt to send messages into space in the hope that they will be received by extraterrestrial intelligence, and whether and to what extent we are obliged to protect the planets we explore," Manson said. "We will also explore the ethical, legal and social implications of off-world settlements and even the very nature of life itself."

    The conference is the third annual meeting of the Society for Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology, or SSoCIA. The newest academic organization dedicated to examining astrobiology and space exploration, SSoCIA began in 2016 with an inaugural conference at Clemson University and held its second meeting in 2018 at the University of Nevada at Reno.

    For more information on the conference, contact Neil Manson at namanson@olemiss.edu.