Seminar attendance is an integral part of our education of scientists during our formal studies and beyond. For this reason, SSPB students are required to attend the seminar series coordinated by Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics each semester of their first two years. These seminars occur on Tuesdays.

Rice University is home to the Gulf Coast Consortium, which runs the Keck Seminar Series. This seminar series is focused on interdisciplinary science involving quantitative or computational, biomedical informatics and data science, bioinformatics, chemical, and/or physical approaches to biological problems.

All of the departments where SSPB faculty have appointments have weekly seminars at different times. Examples include the seminars in BioSciences, Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering , and Chemistry, and Physics.

Rice University is located across the street (literally) from the largest medical complex in the world, which includes multiple medical schools with daily seminars that students can attend, such as Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.