In Brief

Reza Ghadiri to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
TSRI Professor M. Reza Ghadiri will speak on "Design of Biologically Relevant Molecular Assemblies" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, November 14. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Craig Venter to Speak on "Sequencing the Human Genome"
J. Craig Venter, president and chief science officer of Celera Genomics will speak on "Sequencing the Human Genome" on Tuesday, October 30, at 6 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater of the Green Hospital Building. The lecture is sponsored by the TSRI Society of Fellows. For more information, contact Avi Spier,

ScrippsAssists Begins Senior Basket Project
ScrippsAssists is starting its annual Senior Basket Project. The project is in need once again of your generous help, through contributions of time, money, or items for holiday baskets. ScrippsAssists is coordinating this project with The Senior Community Center, which provides quality, customer-focused services to help seniors maintain their independence.

The Senior Basket Project is in need of the following items: slippers, gloves, hats, socks, hand towels, mugs, holiday items, calendars, stamps, stationery, shampoo and conditioner, magnifying glass, Reader Digest issues, Kleenex, mouthwash, combs, nail clippers, flashlight and batteries, drinks such as Ensure or Boost, and cellophane wrap (for the baskets). Only new items please. This year, the project will be providing baskets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and deodorant. These items cost over $600, so ScrippsAssists is asking for monetary donations. Checks can be made out to "ScrippsAssists" and mailed to IMM11, attention Helen.

Locations of drop off boxes will include the Immunology, Molecular Biology, Human Resources, ICND, MEM (main conference room), CVN, BCC (near coffee cart), and 3377 Departments. If you are willing to put a box or poster in your area please contact ScrippsAssists.

Several evening dates for assembly of the baskets will be posted at a later date. Kids are welcome. For more information, contact ScrippsAssists at