Events Archive

Biophysics Seminar Series - Karen Kasza (Sloan Kettering) "Spatiotemporal control of the forces that shape tissues"
Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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. Molecular-level properties of myosin regulation and force generation have been extensively studied in vitro, but it is not understood how these molecular properties…
Biophysics Seminar Series - David Nelson (Harvard) "Range Expansions of Microorganisms in Structured Environments"
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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. In a collaboration with Wolfram Moebius and Andrew Murray, we have created a spatially random bacterial lawn on a Petri…
Biophysics Seminar Series - Adrienne Fairhall (U. Washington) "Computation in neurons and networks"
Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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. The emerging ability that molecular techniques provide to identify, record from and manipulate the activity of different cell…
Biophysics Seminar Series - Daniel Kronauer (Rockefeller)
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 pm
"A Physical Approach to Organismal Development" Understanding how the physical form of an organism emerges is a central goal of developmental biology. That said, understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of development from a list of participating genes and molecules is difficult. Recent advances in live-imaging give us a view into organismal…
Biophysics Seminar Series - David Biron (U.Chicago) "Worm sleep: a universal behavior meets a simple model system"
Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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). The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans develops…
Biophysics Seminar Series - Ila Fiete (University of Texas)
Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 12:00 pm1:00 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.
PHysics/Biophysics faculty, post docs, grad students
Biophysics Seminar Series - Zvonimir Dogic (Brandeis )
Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 pm
“Functional trade-offs and phenotypic diversity in cellular migration”
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Jie Xiao (Johns Hopkins University)
Mon, Nov 11, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
“Gene regulation at the single molecule level”
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Stefano Fusi (Columbia University)
Mon, Nov 4, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
“The importance of mixed selectivity in complex cognitive tasks”
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Michale Fee (With Neuro)
Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
"Neural mechanisms underlying the sequencing of complex learned behaviors"
Lunch @11:45. NOTE: This talk is in partnership with Neuroscience and will take place on Friday 10/25 - an exception to the usual Monday Biophysics seminar day.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Pankaj Mehta (BU)
Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
“Rationally-designed cellular reprogramming protocols from epigenetic landscapes”
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Sarah Veatch (U. Mich)
Mon, Oct 14, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
'Lipid rafts reach a critical point'
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Arup K Chakraborty (MIT)
Mon, Oct 7, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
“How to hit HIV where it hurts”
Lunch @ 11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Erez Braun (Technion)
Mon, Sep 30, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
“From Genotype to Phenotype: a physics perspective”
Lunch @11:45.
Biophysics Seminar Series - Philippe Cluzel (Harvard)
Mon, Sep 23, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
"Uncovering scaling laws to infer multi-drug response of resistant microbes and cancer cells"
Lunch @ 11:45
David Rand (Warwick U.) "Design principles and dynamics in clocks, cell cycles and signals."
Mon, Apr 29, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Lunch @ 11:45, talk @ 12-1:00
Physics faculty, post docs, grads
Ben de Bivort (Harvard) "The Neurobiology of Individuality"
Mon, Apr 22, 2013, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Lunch @ 11:45, talk @ 12-1:00
Physics faculty, post docs, grads