Events Archive

Biophysics Seminar

Biophysics Seminar Series - Dan Goldman, Georgia Tech

Mon, Oct 17, 2011, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Dan Goldman, Georgia Tech Title of talk: "Swimming In Sand"
Lunch at 11:45 - Talk begins at 12:00.

Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard)

Mon, Apr 25, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Marc Ptashne (Sloan-Kettering) - Title tba

Mon, Apr 18, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Anirvan Sengupta (Rutgers) - Title tba

Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Ralf Bundschuh (Ohio State) - Title tba

Mon, Apr 4, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Albrecht Ott (Saarland) - Title tba

Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nick Buchler (Duke) - Title tba

Mon, Mar 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

John Beggs (Indiana) - Condensed Gray Matter: Is the brain operating near a critical point?

Vijay Pande (Stanford) - Some Surprises in the Biophysics of Protein Dynamics

Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The self-assembly of proteins ("protein folding") is one of the key steps in the function of proteins, such as enzymes and antibodies. The mechanism by which this assembly occurs has been an outstanding question in molecular biophysics for decades. Also, protein misfolding has been linked to numerous diseases, such as Alzhemier's and Huntington'...

John Toner (U Oregon)-The flocks in you: liquid and crystalline flocking in cell membrane actin

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Flocking - the collective motion of large numbers of organisms or other self-propelled entities - exhibits a number of strange and baffling phenomena.

Erez Lieberman-Aiden (Harvard)-How the Genome Folds

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
I describe Hi-C, a novel technology for probing the three-dimensional architecture of whole genomes by coupling proximity-based ligation with massively parallel sequencing. Working with collaborators at the Broad Institute and UMass Medical School, we used Hi-C to construct spatial proximity maps of the human genome at a resolution of 1Mb.

Matthias Kaschube (Princeton)-Contractile forces driving embryonic development

Color Vision in Drosophila - Claude Desplans Department of Biology NYU

Understanding Biological Fitness from First Principles - Eugene Shakhnovich Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

From Molecular Motors to Membrane Proteins: Measuring Single Molecules with Optical Traps and Atomic Force Microscopes - Tom Perkins JILA, Universit

Generating and Detecting Mechanical Force to Coordinate Cell Divison - Sophie Dumont Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Visual Inference Amid Fixational Eye Movements Yoram Burak Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 11:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Our visual system is capable of inferring the structure of 2-d images at a resolution comparable (or, in some tasks, greatly exceeding) the receptive field size of individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs).

"Optogenetic Monitoring and Control of Electrical Spikes in E. Coli"

Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Adam Cohen Depts. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics Harvard University

“How E. Coli Grow - Josh Shaevitz

Mon, Oct 4, 2010, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Biophysics Seminar Series Fall 2010 Monday, October 4, 2010 Joseph Henry Room, Physics Building 11:45AM – 1:00PM (Lunch will be served at 11:45AM) Josh Shaevitz Physics and Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Princeton University

Developing label-free optical contrast for biomedical imaging

Fri, Aug 20, 2010, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Fu The George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract:
Audience: Host: Thomas Gregor