Events Archive

Biophysics Seminar speaker David Williams, Rochester “Seeing through the Retina.”
Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Lunch@ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00
Biophysics Seminar speaker Eric Siggia, Rockefeller U.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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 Anton Zilman, U. Toronto
Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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. Here we discuss recent results relevant to…
Biophysics Seminar - John F. Brady, Caltech "The Swim Pressure of Active Matter"
Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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. Recent advances in colloid…
Biophysics Seminar - Polly Fordyce, Stanford
Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00
Biophysics Seminar - Thierry Mora, ENS
Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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 pm1:00 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. In this configuration, we developed methods to…
Biophysics Seminar - Michelle Wang, Cornell "Single molecule mechanics – towards high throughput"
Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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. We are interested in forces and torques generated by these motor proteins and how their mechanics…
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 pm1:00 pm
A hallmark of mitosis in mammalian cells is the alignment of chromosomes into a thin metaphase plate. This conserved, reproducible structure probably arises from a coordinated interaction between dynamic microtubule ends, kinetochores, molecular motors, centromeric chromatin, and the spindle checkpoint machinery, but the contributions of these…
Biophysics Seminar - Alexandra Zidovska, NYU "Mechanism and Function of Chromatin Positional Dynamics in Interphase"
Mon, Feb 1, 2016, 12:00 pm1:00 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…