Events Archive

Biophysics Seminar

Biophysics Seminar - Sahand Rahi, Rockefeller "Dynamics: Challenge and tool for understanding living systems"

Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 12:00 pm

A central challenge in biology is to predict system behavior in time, given incomplete knowledge, strong interactions, and noise. We have pursued multiple approaches to building predictive dynamical descriptions of biological systems, making progress toward general principles.

Biophysics Seminar - Ben Machta, Princeton U. “Ion channels, critical points and emergent phenomena in biology”

Biophysics Seminar speaker David Williams, Rochester “Seeing through the Retina.”

Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch@ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00

Biophysics Seminar speaker Vernita Gordon, UT Austin “Soft-matter mechanics in the initiation and robustness of bacterial biofilms.”

Biophysics Seminar speaker Eric Siggia, Rockefeller U.

Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Evolution as prediction: temperature compensated circadian clocks and how to change a fly into a mosquito".
Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

Biophysics Seminar speaker Ido Golding, Baylor College of Medicine "Deciphering the stochastic kinetics of gene regulation".

CANCELLED: Biophysics Seminar speaker Lisa Manning, Syracuse U. "Jamming and glassy dynamics in biological tissues".

Biophysics Seminar speaker Robert Gütig, Max Planck “Spiking neurons can discover predictive features by aggregate-label learning”

Biophysics Seminar speaker Anton Zilman, U. Toronto

Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"Nuclear Pore Complex: Simple Physics of a Complex Biomachine"
Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

Biophysics Seminar speaker Daniel Fisher, Stanford

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Evolutionary Dynamics in High Dimensions”
Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

Biophysics Seminar speaker Jane Wang, Cornell

Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"Insect flight: from Newton’s law to Neurons"
Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

Biophysics Seminar speaker Olga Dudko, UCSD

Mon, Sep 19, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"How do distant DNA segments find each other? From trajectories to principles to testable predictions”.
Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00

Biophysics Seminar - Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard "Linking Sensation to Action in the Olfactory System"

Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Datta lab studies how information from the outside world is detected, encoded in the brain, and transformed into meaningful behavioral outputs. We address this fundamental problem by characterizing the olfactory system, the sensory system used by most animals to interact with their environment.

Biophysics Seminar - John F. Brady, Caltech "The Swim Pressure of Active Matter"

Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
One of the distinguishing features of many living systems is their ability to move, to self-propel, to be active. Through their motion, either voluntarily or involuntarily, living systems are able self-assemble: birds flock, fish school, bacteria swarm, etc. But such behavior is not limited to living systems.

Biophysics Seminar - Polly Fordyce, Stanford

Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00

Biophysics Seminar - Thierry Mora, ENS

Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00

Biophysics Seminar - Nicolas Desprat, ENS "The morphogenesis of bacterial microcolonies and its role in environmental adaptation"

Mon, Mar 7, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
To colonize surfaces, bacteria must adhere and proliferate. How those terms compete to shape the foundations of biofilm is barely understood. When bacteria grow between a coverslip and a gel pad, they form microcolonies, which develop initially in a plane before terraces establish at their centre.

Biophysics Seminar - Michelle Wang, Cornell "Single molecule mechanics – towards high throughput"

Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Our lab focuses on mechanical studies of fundamental biological processes in biology: transcription and replication. These are highly dynamic processes that are carried out by molecular motors that translocate along, and rotate around, DNA.

Biophysics Seminar - Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee "Signalling and mechanics in the human mitotic spindle and the DNA damage response."

Mon, Feb 22, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
A hallmark of mitosis in mammalian cells is the alignment of chromosomes into a thin metaphase plate.

Biophysics Seminar - Alexandra Zidovska, NYU "Mechanism and Function of Chromatin Positional Dynamics in Interphase"

Mon, Feb 1, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Chromatin structure and dynamics control all aspects of DNA biology yet are poorly understood. In interphase, time between two cell divisions, chromatin fills the cell nucleus in its minimally condensed polymeric state. Chromatin serves as substrate to a number of biological processes, e.g. gene expression and DNA replication, which require it to...

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