Dave Boal, "Mechanics of the Cell", Cambridge (2002)

Nathiagali Summer College, July 3--5, 2000, Wortis lectures

Physics 4xx/883: Biophysics(Boal, Thewalt, Wortis), Spring 2000, Simon Fraser University: Mechanics of the Cell (Boal)

SFU Summer Biophysics School Online Course Materials (Andersen, Berg, Bruinsma, Cohen, Dill, Erickson, Evans, Gelles, Goldbart, Jennings, Lindau, Prost, Sackmann, Schulten, Siggia, Theriot), June 14--27, 1998, Simon Fraser University

Some relevant publications (warning: this list is incomplete)


Heiner Linke, Matthew Downton and Martin Zuckermann
Performance characteristics of Brownian motors
Chaos (in press; June 2005) [ PDF ]

John Bechhoefer
Feedback for physicists: A tutorial essay on control
Rev. Mod. Phys. (in press; July 2005) [ PDF ]

Ya-Wei Hsueh, Kyle Gilbert, C. Trandum, M. Zuckermann, and Jenifer Thewalt
The effect of ergosterol on dipalmitoylphosphatidylchline bilayers: a deutrium NMR and calorimetric study
Biophysical Journal (in press; March 2005) [ PDF ]

Suckjoon Jun and John Bechhoefer
Nucleation and growth in one dimension
part II: Application to DNA replication kinetics

Phys.Rev.E 71, 011909 (2005)

Suckjoon Jun, Haiyang Zhang, and John Bechhoefer
Nucleation and growth in one dimension
part I: The generalized Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami model

Phys.Rev.E 71, 011908 (2005)



John Bechhoefer and Dipanker Sen
Comment on "Insulating behavior of lambda-DNA on the Micorn Scale"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 239801 (2004)

Suckjoon Jun
Kinetic Model of DNA replication and the Lopping of Semiflexible Polymer
PhD thesis , Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2004).
Thesis advisor: Prof. John Bechhoefer. [ PDF ]

Vahid Shahrezaei, and Kerry Delaney
Consequences of molecular-level Ca channels and synaptic vesicle colocalization for the Ca microdomain and neurotransmitter exocytosis: a Monte Carlo study
Biophysical Journal 87, 2352-2364 (2004)

S. Jun, Y. Hong, H. Imamura, B.-Y. Ha, J. Bechhoefer, and P. Chen
Self-Assembly of the Ionic Peptide EAK16:
the effect of charge distributions on self-assembly
Biophysical Journal 87, 1249-1259 (2004)

Suckjoon Jun, John Herrick, Aaron Bensimon, and John Bechhoefer
Persistence length of chromatin determines origin spacing in Xenopus early-embryo DNA replication: Quantitative comparisons between theory and experiment
Cell Cycle, 3 (2), 223-229 (2004)


Suckjoon Jun, John Bechhoefer, and Bae-Yeun Ha
Diffusion-limited loop formation of semiflexible polymers:
Kramers theory and the intertwined time scales of chain relaxation and closing

Europhys. Lett, 64 (3), pp. 420-426. (2003)

S. Pautot, B.J. Frisken and D.A. Weitz
Engineering asymmetric vesicles
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 100, 10718-10721 (2003).

S. Pautot, B.J. Frisken, and D.A. Weitz
Production of unilamellar vesicles using an inverted emulsion
Langmuir 19, pp. 2870-2879 (2003).

P. Patty and B.J. Frisken
The pressure-dependence of the size of extruded vesicles
Biophys. J. 85, 996-1004 (2003).

J. Gao and B.J. Frisken
Cross-linker-free N-isopropylacrylamide gel nanospheres
Langmuir 19, pp 5212-5216 (2003).

J. Gao and B.J. Frisken
The influence of reaction conditions on the synthesis of self-crosslinked N-isopropylacrylamide microgels
Langmuir 19, pp5217-5222 (2003).

Suckjoon Jun and John Bechhoefer
Role of Polymer Loops in DNA replication
Physics in Canada, 59 (2), pp. 85-92 (2003).
(Invited review article for special issue on Polymer Physics)


Gerald Lim H. W., Michael Wortis, and Ranjan Mukhopadhyay
Stomatocyte-discocyte-echinocyte sequence of the human red blood cell:
Evidence for the bilayer-couple hypothesis from membrane mechanics
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99, 16767 (2002).

John Herrick, Suckioon Jun, John Bechhoefer, and Aaron Bensimon
Kinetic model of DNA replication in eucaryotic organisms
J.Mol.Biol, 320, 741-750 (2002)

Hsueh YW, Giles R, Kitson N, Thewalt J.
The effect of ceramide on phosphatidylcholine membranes: a deuterium NMR study.
Biophys. J. 82(6):3089-95 (2002).

Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, Gerald Lim H. W., and Michael Wortis
Echinocyte Shapes: Bending, Stretching, and Shear Determine Spicule Shape and Spacing
Biophys. J. 82:1756-1772 (2002).

Miao L, Nielsen M, Thewalt J, Ipsen JH, Bloom M, Zuckermann MJ, Mouritsen OG.
From lanosterol to cholesterol: structural evolution and differential effects on lipid bilayers.
Biophys J., 82: 1429-44 (2002).

B.R. Dasgupta, S.-Y. Tee, J.C. Crocker, B.J. Frisken and D.A. Weitz
Microrheology of polyethylene oxide using diffusing wave spectroscopy and single scattering
Phys. Rev. E 65, 051505 pp. 1-10 (2002).


B.J. Frisken
Revisiting the method of cumulants for analysis of dynamic light scattering data
Appl. Opt. 40, pp. 4087-4091 (2001).

M. Howard, A. Rutenberg, S. de Vet: Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 278102 (2001)

see also:
Physics News Update: http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/2001/split/570-1.html
Nature Science Update: http://www.nature.com/nsu/011220/011220-7.html

B.-Y. Ha
Stabilization and destabilization of cell membranes by multivalent ions
Phys. Rev. E 64, 051902 (2001).

B.-Y. Ha
Modes of charge fluctuations and counterion-mediated attractions between
like-charged fluid membranes
Phys. Rev. E 64, 031507 (2001).

B.-Y. Ha and A.J. Liu
Effect of nonzero chain diameter on DNA condensation
Phys. Rev. E 63, 021503 (2001).

B.-Y. Ha and A.J. Liu
Physical Questions Posed by DNA Condensation
Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolytes, edited by T.Radeva (Marcel Dekker, NY, 2001), p163-180.