1st and 3rd Saturday of each month @ 7:30-9:30PM 3095 Red hill Avenue, Costa Mesa 92626
(1) Please enter the building at its northernmost door, the one closest to Fischer Avenue. We meet in the Fellowship Hall, the room currently used for main services.
(2) Please try to arrive BEFORE 7:30 p.m. For SECURITY reasons, the building must be locked to prevent unauthorized entry once the meeting is in progress. Can't arrive before start time? Please tap on the North door (Fischer Ave side). When we hear you, we'll let you in.
We will watch* a video titled, THE ALTERNATIVE: Creation's Competitive Edge by Dr. Rob Carter * Subject to James 4:13-15
About the video's featured speaker: Dr Robert W. Carter, Speaker/senior scientist, Creation Ministries International (USA)
2003 University of Miami, Ph.D. Marine Biology
1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Biology
Between my undergraduate and graduate work, I spent four years teaching high school science at a large college-prep school in NW Georgia. In addition to my teaching load (including AP biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics), I spent the winter months coaching the swimming and diving teams and the summer months running the outdoor high adventure program.
In 1996, I was awarded the three-year Maytag doctoral fellowship by the University of Miami. When that expired, I received a one-year fellowship from the Institute for Marine Science. While working on my PhD, I designed and performed many experiments in marine ecology and genetic engineering and helped to develop new protocols for the rapid cloning of fluorescent protein genes. The green and red fluorescent proteins my coworker and I cloned from hard and soft corals were used to create transgenic zebrafish. We patented one of these protein genes and licensed it to Promega, Inc. under the trade name ‘Monster Green’.
From 2001–2004, I helped design and build an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals at UM’s Experimental Fish Hatchery. During these years I also performed over 500 research dives on the shallow coral reefs of the Florida Keys and Bahamas. Many of these were done at night to study the mass coral spawning episodes that happen at specific times during the warm summers.
I spent two years after obtaining my PhD working for an engineering company, mainly focused on impact mitigation for the Key West Harbor dredging project (since the channel runs right through the coral reef).
Upon leaving Miami, I was hired by the Institute for Creation Research to help on their GENE project. While there, I wrote computer programs to analyze human genetic data and managed to get one publication on this work into the secular literature.
In 2006, I was hired by Creation Ministries International as a scientist, speaker, and writer.
Can't join us Saturday evening, either in person, or via our ZOOM link above, but would still like to see Dr. Carter's presentation? It is available here, anytime you might find more convenient for your schedule.
August 7, 2021
Matthew Cserhati, Ph.D. Bioinformatics, will give* a LIVE, IN-PERSON presentation titled, CREATION SCIENCE ANALYSIS OF RECENT HUMAN FOSSILS. * If the Lord will (James 4:13-15)
Professional experience During his Ph.D. studies, Matthew developed a transcription factor binding site dyad prediction algorithm, with application to crop species at the Biological Research Center in Szeged, Hungary. He also developed a dedicated website for housing haplotype information on candidate drought genes in barley and taught two science courses. From 2010–2011, he took part in the development of the program OPTIMA in the laboratory of Chemical Kinetics in the Institute of Chemistry at ELTE University, in Budapest. This work involved the estimation of a number of Arrhenius parameters in a number of combustion reactions. He also taught Linux programming as a special course. From 2011–2013, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The two main projects he was involved with included the analysis of Next-gen sequencing data to discover differentially expressed genes in the green algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii due to low carbon concentrations, and the analysis of the regulation of 177 ribosomal protein genes across ~30,000 experiments, representing hundreds of gigabytes of data from the ENCODE project. From 2013–2017, he worked as a bioinformatics programmer at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His tasks included the development of the NNTC-DCC database, a browsable, integrated website for storing experimental and clinical data on neuroAIDS patients. He was also involved in the demultiplexing, storage, and analysis of Next-gen sequencing data for wet-lab researchers. Other notable projects included the de novo genome assembly and annotation of ten NCLDV (NucleoCytoplasmic Large DNA Viruses), as well as the application of a motif prediction algorithm to the genomes of modern and archaic humans. He also helped teach a couple courses in bioinformatics. In 2017 he started an M.A. program at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. From 2018–2019, he took part in the prediction and analysis of differentially expressed genes in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in mouse and human at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. From 2010 He performed over 200 translations and interpretation jobs in Hungarian, German, Swedish, Dutch and Norwegian. He was also a member of the American Translators Association and the Nebraska Association for Translators and Interpreters for several years and he led an informal biblical languages club at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. In 2001 he helped establish a creation science group in Hungary called the Protestant Creation Research Group. In 2015 he became a member of the Creation Research Society. Creationist publications and articles (using several pseudonyms)
Cserhati, M., Baraminology data filtering method based on entropy measurement and its application in dinosaur and cephalopod data sets, Journal of Creation 33(3):55-65, 2019.
Cserhati, M., Alquist, J., Baraminology suggests cryptic relationships among Caprimulgiformes, Journal of Creation 33(3):66-76, 2019.
Cserhati, M., and Tay, J., Comparison of morphology-based and genomics-based baraminology methods. Journal of Creation33(3):49-55, 2019.
O’Micks, J., A preliminary cephalopod baraminology study based on the analysis of mitochondrial genomes and morphological characteristics. Answers Research Journal11:193–204, 2018.
O’Micks, J., Further evidence that Homo naledi is not a member of the human holobaramin based on measurements of vertebrae and ribs. Answers Research Journal10:103–113, 2017.
O’Micks, J., Likely Discontinuity Between Humans and Non-Human Hominins Based on Endocranial Volume and Body Mass With a Special Focus on Homo naledi—A Short Analysis. Answers Research Journal10:241-243, 2017.
O’Micks, J., Rebuttal to “Reply to O’Micks concerning the geology and taphonomy of the Homo naledi site” and “Identifying humans in the fossil record: a further response to O’Micks”. Answers Research Journal10:63–70, 2017.
O’Micks, J., Reply to “Taxon sample in hominin baraminology: a response to O’Micks”. Answers Research Journal9:373–375, 2016.
O’Micks, J., Molecular structures shared by prokaryotes and eukaryotes show signs of only analogy and not homology. Answers Research Journal9:284–292, 2016.
O’Micks, J., Homo naledi probably not part of the human holobaramin based on baraminic re-analysis including postcranial evidence. Answers Research Journal9:263–272, 2016.
O’Micks, J., Baraminology classification based on gene content similarity measurement. Creation Research Society Quarterly54:27–37, 2017.
Yaugh, A., Baraminological analysis of a set of Archaea species based on genomic data. Creation Research Society Quarterly53:140–154, 2016.
O’Micks, J., Preliminary baraminological analysis of Homo naledi and its place within the human baramin. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences6: 31–39, 2016.
O’Micks, J., Modern science catches up with Neandertal man, a review of The Neanderthals Rediscovered—How modern science is rewriting their story by Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse. Journal of Creation32(1):38–42, 2017.
O’Micks, J., and Clarey, T., Book Review of Almost Human, the astonishing tale of Homo naledi and the discovery that changed our human story, by Lee Berger and John Hawks. Answers Research Journal10:187–194, 2017.
Cserhati, M., Xiao, P., Guda, C., K-mer-Based Motif Analysis in Insect Species across Anopheles, Drosophila, and Glossina Genera and Its Application to Species Classification, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine vol. 2019, 2019.
Cserhati, M., Mooter, M.E., Fan, M., Wicks, B., Xiao, P., Pauley, M., and Guda, C., Motif comparison between human, Neandertals and Denisova. BMC Genomics19(1):472, 2018 | doi:10.1186/s12864-018-4710-1.
Lopez, W., Page, A.M., Carlson, D.J., Ericson, B.L., Cserhati, M.F., Guda, C., and Carlson, K.A., Analysis of immune-related genes during Nora virus infection of Drosophila melanogaster using next generation sequencing. AIMS Microbiology4(1):123–139, 2018. doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2018.1.123.
Cserhati, M., Motif content comparison between monocot and dicot species. Genom Data3:128–36, 2015 | doi:10.1016/j.gdata.2014.12.006.
Pettkó-Szandtner, A., Cserháti, M., Barrôco, R.M., Hariharan, S., Dudits, D., and Beemster, G.T., Core cell cycle regulatory genes in rice and their expression profiles across the growth zone of the leaf. J Plant Res128(6):953—74, 2015 | doi:10.1007/s10265-015-0754-3.
Cserhati, M., Pandey, S., Beaudoin, J.J., Baccaglini, L., Guda, C., and Fox, H.S., The National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Database: an integrated database for HIV-related studies. Database (Oxford) 2015:bav074 | doi:10.1093/database/bav074.
Szécsényi, M., Cserháti, M., Zvara, Á., Dudits, D., and Györgyey, J., Monitoring of transcriptional responses in roots of six wheat cultivars during mild drought stress. Cereal Research Communications41(4):528–538, 2013 | doi:10.1556/CRC.41.2013.4.3.
Cserháti, M., Turóczy, Z., Dudits, D., and Györgyey, J., The rice word landscape: a detailed catalogue of the rice motif content in the non-coding regions. OMICS16(6):334–42, 2012. doi:10.1089/omi.2011.0056.
Cserhati, M., Prommute – A promoter mutation simulation for modeling the evolution of genetic regulatory elements. Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology5:74–80, 2012 |doi:10.4172/jcsb.1000093.
Brueggeman, A.J., Gangadharaiah, D.S., Cserhati, M., Diaz-Cano, D.C., Weeks, D.P., and Ladunga, I., Activation of the carbon concentrating mechanism by CO2 deprivation coincides with massive transcriptional restructuring in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell24(5):1860–75, 2012 | doi:10.1105/tpc.111.093435.
Zsély, I.,Gy., Varga, T., Nagy, T., Cserháti, M., Turányi, T., Peukert, S., Braun-Unkhoff, M., Naumann, C., and Riedel, U., Determination of rate parameters of cyclohexane and 1-hexene decomposition reactions. Energy43(1):85–93, 2012 | doi:10.1016/j.energy.2012.01.004.
Turányi, T., Nagy, T., Zsély, I.Gy., Cserháti, M., Varga, T., Szabó, B.T., Sedyó, I., Kiss, P.T., Zempléni, A., and Curran, H.J, Determination of rate parameters based on both direct and indirect measurements. Int J Chem Kinet44(5):284–302, 2012 | doi:10.1002/kin.20717.
Áy, Z., Mihály, R., Cserháti, M., Kótai, É., and Pauk, J., The effect of high concentrations of glufosinate ammonium on the yield components of transgenic spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) constitutively expressing the bar gene. The Scientific World Journal 2012:657945 | doi:10.1100/2012/657945.
Cseri, A., Cserháti, M., von Korff, M., Bettina, N., Gábor, V.H., Palágyi, A., Pauk, J., Dudits, D., and Törjék, O., Allele mining and haplotype discovery in barley candidate genes for drought tolerance. Euphytica181:341, 2012 | doi:10.1007/s10681-011-0445-7.
Cserháti, M., Turóczy, Z., Zombori, Z., Cserzo, M., Dudits, D., Pongor, S., and Györgyey, J., Prediction of new abiotic stress genes in Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa according to enumeration-based statistical analysis. Mol Genet Genomics285(5):375–91, 2011 | doi:10.1007/s00438-011-0605-4.
Turóczy, Z., Kis, P., Török, K., Cserháti, M., Lendvai, A., Dudits, D., and Horváth, G.V., Overproduction of a rice aldo-keto reductase increases oxidative and heat stress tolerance by malondialdehyde and methylglyoxal detoxification. Plant Mol Biol75(4–5):399–412, 2011 | doi:10.1007/s11103-011-9735-7.
Cserhati, M., and Gyorgyey, J., “Gene research in silico”, in The science of wheat breeding (ed. Denes Dudits), Winter Fair Ltd., Eger, 2006.
Dudits, D., Cserháti, M., Miskolczi, P., and Horváth, G., “The growing family of plant cyclin dependent kinases with multiple functions in cellular and developmental regulation”, in Cell cycle control and development (ed. Dirk Inzé), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2006.
Ross Anderson, Ph.D., Biochemistry, will give a LIVE, IN-PERSON presentation titled, FORETHOUGHT AND PLANNING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VERTEBRATE EYE: A Case Study for Design.
About our speaker: Dr. Anderson’s expertise is in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. He has taught Biochemistry and helped to direct research projects of graduate and medical students at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Anderson was a post-doctoral researcher in the Molecular Genetics Division of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Houston Neurosensory Center. Dr. Anderson was a member of both the undergraduate and graduate faculty at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. There he taught and directed the research activities of undergraduates and Masters of Science degree candidates in Biology. Dr. Anderson’s research interests include structure-function studies of DNA polymerizing enzymes and the synthesis and expression of synthetic human genes in bacterial hosts. He has authored or co-authored several publications in major, peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi Research Society.
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Joseph Kezele, MD, will give a presentation titled:
About our speaker: Joseph Kezele studied the sciences and music at the University of Arizona, while earning his B.A. in Russian in 1971, and his M.D. in 1975. He then completed a Pediatric Residency and practiced Emergency Medicine for 25 years in the Phoenix area, and was a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is now retired from the practice of medicine, serves as President of the Arizona Origin Science Association, overseeing six creation science chapters throughout Arizona. He is Associate Professor at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, teaching Human Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathophysiology, Organic Chemistry and Creation Science Apologetics. Dr, Kezele has also been named a Logos Research Associate. He serves as Chairman of Deacons and teaches Creation Science Evangelism at Black Mountain Baptist Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. He has participated in over 21 foreign mission trips, teaching medicine, standard evangelism and creation science evangelism in India, Zambia, Mexico, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Armenia. Dr. Kezele is one of the principle presenters in the Institute for Creation Research’s 4 DVD series, " Made in His Image". Three years ago, he returned to the Ukraine for three intense weeks of teaching Creation Science Apologetics and Evangelism as part of the activities prompted by the proclamation of the President of the Ukraine recognizing the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's sparking the Reformation in Germany.