Biology Colloquium

Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.

Colloquium Requirements for Biology Majors

All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. 

Getting Credit for Colloquium Attendance

Students should fill out a colloquium report for each talk they attend and return it to have their attendance recorded. Students cannot claim colloquium attendance for their biology major graduation requirement if they have not submitted the report forms.

If colloquia talks are offered face-to-face, colloquium report forms are available at the front of the room and should be placed in the box marked "Colloquium" located at the front of the room before you leave the lecture hall.  If the colloquium is offered virtually, use the Google attendance form that can be found here for each talk.  It should be submitted at the end of the lecture.

Unsure how many colloquium you have attended?  See Michelle Einck in SHL 231 or email: [email protected]

Zoom links will be posted here and emailed to Biology Majors no later than the day before the presentation.

Spring 2022 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, February 17, 9:40 a.m. Via ZOOM ONLY - “A Conversation Journey from Iowa to Florida, with a few stops along the way”, Eric Sievers ’10, Senior Ecologist,
Wildlands Conservation, Tampa, FL

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Meeting ID: 966 1545 0908
Passcode: 851204

Please complete the Google Form from here to receive credit for this colloquium.

Thursday, March 17, 9:40 a.m., Valders, Room 206 - "Role of Cell Death in Immune Responses", Dr. Adrian Ting, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Thursday, March 31, 9:40 a.m., Valders, Room 206 - TBD, Dr. Elizabeth Lynch, Associate Professor of Biology, Luther College, Student Speakers:  Annalise Meyer ’23 and Jill Richards ‘22

Thursday, April 7, 9:40 a.m., Valders, Room 206 -
“Molecular Diagnostics for Genetic Disease”, Dr. Dana Talsness, Molecular Geneticist,                               PreventionGenetics, Marshfield, WI

Thursday, April 28, 9:40 a.m., Valders, Room 206 - “Bringing Precision to Oncology & COVID19 Epidemiology with Genome Sequencing”, Dr. Paraic Kenney, Director of the Kabara Cancer Research Institute, Gundersen Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI

Thursday, May 5, 9:40 a.m., Valders, Room 206 - “Learning @ Luther Keynote Presentations”, Student Speakers TBD

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