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Talks by Tom Schneider

human donor splice site sequence logo sequence walker for human donor splice junctions head of Tyrannosaurus Rex gumball machine Geometry for optimal bistate molecular machines.  Two
concentric circles are connected by a horizontal line
segment running from the outer circle on the left, tangent
to the inner circle in the middle and to the outer circle
on the right.  Behind the circles are concentric colors in
a spectrum running red at the center to purple on the edge
representing lower to higher energy.
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Online Talks

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About Giving Talks


I give talks about molecular information theory, including information theory, sequence logos, sequence walkers, and the theory of molecular machines. My standard talk

Molecular Information Theory: From Clinical Applications to Molecular Machine Efficiency

discusses sequence logos, sequence walkers and their application to medical problems, followed by an introduction to the efficiency of molecular machines. Papers on these topics are available online, although I will often mention new results not given there.

One hour talks generally have two parts:

These talks are designed to be 1 or 2 hours long (including questions). Because the four segments take about a half hour each, all of these topics can be covered in two hours, in the order given above. In one hour I give the introduction followed by one of the three second halves. If I have less than an hour I will have to skip parts of the second topic, because the first part of the talk is required to get people up to steam.

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Requirements for invitations:

Travel funds are tight, but I will be happy to travel if I have the time and provided that you can sponsor the entire trip, paying for airfare, lodging, meals and ground transportation. NIH needs a minimum of 8 weeks to process travel papers. To start the process we need a physical letter of invitation that states that no United States Federal or foreign governmental funds will be used (State funds are ok). (This means that you can have funds both from a government and from other sources, but my travel cannot come from the governmental sources. Also, both US and foreign governmental funds are excluded.) For example, "No U.S. government funds will be used to pay for any part of the travel." Other details of how things are to be paid for have to be worked out. Generally it is easiest when payment is "in kind", meaning that the host or sponsor purchases the airline ticket, and pays lodging meals and ground transportation. Government travelers should not receive any funding directly. Invitation letters can be sent via email or on official letterhead and mailed. The rules for honoraria change all the time but currently I can only receive an honorarium for two or more lectures given on two or more days. For reimbursements (eg, if I travel by car the rate is 0.365 $/mile) checks need to be made payable to DHHS (not to me! I can't accept it!). If reimbursment is necessary, we will invoice you by mail.


Arrangement handling for invitations:

After we have agreed on a presentation (time, date, place, material) if there are travel arrangements to be made, the person handling it is:

Madeline Knoebel
Secretary, Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
BLDG 539 RM 152K MSC 0539
1050 Boyles Street
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Phone 301-846-5142
Fax 301-846-6386

Thank you for your invitation!

  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201 (permanent) (permanent)

color bar Small icon for Theory of Molecular Machines: physics,
chemistry, biology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory,
genetic engineering, sequence logos, information theory,
electrical engineering, thermodynamics, statistical
mechanics, hypersphere packing, gumball machines, Maxwell's
Daemon, limits of computers

Schneider Lab

origin: 1996 Feb 22
updated: 2012 Nov 09
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