16 The Ultimate Challenge for NANO/BIO Probes; Dawn Bonnell, materials science and engineering; brings together those pushing the limits on scientific advances in molecular nano probes; Auditorium, LRSM; Continues January 17 at the Inn at Penn; info./register: www.nanotech.upenn.edu/events.html or (215) 746-3210 (NANO/BIO Interface Center).
15 Great Plants for Your Home Garden Tour; 1 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free with regular admission; info.: (215) 247-5777. Also January 22 & 29.
12 Ben’s Bash; special promotions by local businesses celebrating Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday; Continues throughJanuary 19; info.: www.universitysquare.biz (University Square).
18 Wharton School Celebrates 125th Anniversary; 4-6 p.m.; Baker Forum, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; info.: http://125th.wharton.upenn.edu/index.html.
11 How Viruses Package Their Genomes Ready for Infecting Host Cells; Michael Rossman, Purdue University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
Canceled - Contribution of Hematopoietic Cells and Cytokines to Tumor Angiogenesis; Shahin Rafii; Cornell University; 4 p.m. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
13 The Belfry in Byzantine Architecture and in Modern Historiography; Slobodan Curcic, Princeton University; 5:15 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (History of Art).
17 Heterocyclization and Tailoring Modifications in Nonribosomal Peptide Antibiotic Biosynthesis; Wendy Kelly, Harvard University; 11 a.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
18 RNAi and miRNA Screens Identify Novel Tumor Suppressors and Oncogenes; Reuven Agami; Netherlands Cancer Institute; 4 p.m. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 17, January 10, 2006