Events Archive

Biophysics Seminar

Biophysics Seminar - Yann Chemla, UIUC - “Measurement of Flagellar and Whole-cell Dynamics in Swimming E. coli Cells”

Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Bacterial chemotaxis is a paradigm for how environmental signals modulate behavior. Escherichia coli, like many species of bacteria, swim by rotating a bundle of helical flagella driven by bi-directional rotary motors.

Biophysics Seminar - Coleen Murphy, Princeton - "Fatal Attraction: The links between mating, reproductive behavior, and longevity"

Mon, Feb 16, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Longevity is a remarkably plastic trait, governed by genetic programs that enable organisms to respond appropriately to environmental cues. These genetic programs are highly conserved and were first discovered in model organisms such as yeast, worms, and flies. Germline-less and daf-2 insulin/IGF-1 signaling (IIS) mutants remain youthful and live...

Biophysics Seminar, Terry Hwa, UCSD

Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“A quantitative phenomenological approach towards predictive biology”
Lunch at 11:45, seminar is from 12-1:00.

Biophysics Seminar Jose Feijo, UMD "How cells coordinate growth and shape: unravelling the complexity of ion signaling in pollen tubes "

Mon, Nov 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pollen transcriptomics revealed the expression of of about 7.000 genes in pollen, but theoretical modelling suggests that the cooperation of all of these into the processes of wall surface and cytoplasmic volume production is a minimal condition to explain most of the morphogenic events that characterize these cells.

Biophysics Seminar - Denis Wirtz (Johns Hopkins U.) "Cell migration in 3D"

Biophysics Seminar - Surya Ganguli (Stanford)

Mon, Oct 13, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“The functional contribution of synaptic complexity to learning and memory”

Biophysics Seminar, Timothy O'Leary (Brandeis) "Stable neural function from sloppy underlying components".

Mon, Oct 6, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Catered lunch at 11:45, talk begins at 12 noon.

Biophysics Seminar - Wolfgang Losert - U. Maryland

Mon, Sep 22, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Follow the wave - a dynamic mechanism for contact guidance and collective cell migration.”
Lunch @ 11:45,seminar 12-1:00

Biophysics Seminar Series - Daniel Needleman (Harvard) "Self-Focusing of the Ran Gradient in Mitosis: Signaling, Mechanics, and Spindle Size"

Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
During spindle assembly, microtubules are highly enriched near chromatin by a process which, in many systems, is driven by the GTPase Ran. The Ran pathway has been proposed to establish a reaction-diffusion network that generates gradients in the behaviors of soluble proteins around chromatin, but the manner in which this happens is poorly...

Biophysics Seminar Series - Massimo Vergassola (UCSD) “Finding the needle in a biological haystack”

Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Early T-cell activation is selected by evolution to discriminate a few foreign peptides rapidly from a vast excess of self-peptides, and it is unclear in quantitative terms how this is possible. It will be discussed how a generic proofreading cascade supplemented by a single negative feedback accounts quantitatively for early T-cell activation,...

Biophysics Seminar Series - Karen Kasza (Sloan Kettering) "Spatiotemporal control of the forces that shape tissues"

Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
During embryonic development, the forces generated by myosin II must be controlled in space and time to shape simple epithelia into tissues and organs with complex form and structure.

Biophysics Seminar Series - David Nelson (Harvard) "Range Expansions of Microorganisms in Structured Environments"

Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Biological organisms in the real world do not typically grow up in well-mixed test tubes or featureless Petri dishes, but instead must find ways to prosper in the presence of environmental inhomogeneities that vary in space.

Biophysics Seminar Series - Adrienne Fairhall (U. Washington) "Computation in neurons and networks"

Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Neural networks typically make use of simplified, stereotypical single neuron units, while in reality neurons show fascinating and diverse properties that give them a range of computational and representational powers.

Biophysics Seminar Series - Daniel Kronauer (Rockefeller)

Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"The clonal raider ant Cerapachys biroi as a new model system for social evolution and behavior"
Lunch at 11:45, seminar at 12:00.

Biophysics Seminar Series - Madhav Mani (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"A Physical Approach to Organismal Development"

Biophysics Seminar Series - David Biron (U.Chicago) "Worm sleep: a universal behavior meets a simple model system"

Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
All animals sleep, or do they? This question remains controversial. If sleep is truly universal to the animal kingdom then even the simplest animal should sleep, and may offer valuable clues regarding the origin and core function of sleep (or perhaps provide insight by being an exception to the rule).

Biophysics Seminar Series - Ila Fiete (University of Texas)

Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Codes and mechanisms for representation and persistent activity in the noisy brain”
Lunch will be served at 11:45, talk begins at 12:00.
Audience: PHysics/Biophysics faculty, post docs, grad students

Biophysics Seminar Series - Zvonimir Dogic (Brandeis )

Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"Cluster crystals and other surprises in the flatland."
Lunch @11:45.

Biophysics Seminar Series -Dmitri Chklovskii, Janelia Farm Research Campus

Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Can connectomics help us understand neural computation? Insights from the fly visual system”
Lunch @11:45.

Biophysics Seminar Series - Thierry Emonet (Yale)

Mon, Nov 18, 2013, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
“Functional trade-offs and phenotypic diversity in cellular migration”
Lunch @11:45.