Spring 2005: Talks will be in the Seminar Room SSB7172 at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Date / Place Speaker Title (click here for abstracts)
Tuesday, January 25
Andy Hoffer
Kinesiology , SFU
Biophysical basis of neuroprosthetics.

Tuesday, February 1 (2:30)

Martin Howard
Imperial College London

A stochastic subcellular oscillator in bacteria
Tuesday, March 29
Richard Elliott, Physics,
 U. of Washington
hase Separation in Mixed Bilayers Containing Saturated and Mono-unsaturated
lipids with Cholesterol as determined from a Microscopic Model
Tuesday, April 5
Eirikur Palsson
Biology, SFU
Statistical methods for gene clustering form
Tuesday, April 26
Jenny Bryan
Statistics & Biotechnology Lab, UBC
Statistical methods for gene clustering from high-throughput data

Fall 2004: Talks will be in the Seminar Room SSB7172 at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Date / Place Speaker Title (click here for abstracts)
Tuesday, September 14
Jenifer Thewalt
Molecular Biology/Biochemisty, SFU
Phase coexistence in membranes determined by deuterium NMR
Tuesday, September 28
2:30 P.M. in SSB 7172
Dipankar Sen
Molecular Biology/Biochemisty, SFU

The use of light to make biosensors, switches, and self-repair kits out of DNA.

Tuesday, October 12
Connie Roth
Physics , SFU
Mobility on different length scales in thin polymer Films.
Tuesday, October 26
Michael Chan
Physics , SFU
Microraman spectroscoppy and Raman imaging of skin cancer.
Tuesday, November 9
Pieter Cullis
Liposomes: From Membrane Biophysics to Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

Special Seminar
Friday , Nov 19 12:30 pm

Raghuveer Parthasarathy
Chemistry , Berkeley
Protein patterns at inter-membrane junctions.
Tuesday, November 23
Eldon Emberley
Physics , SFU
The building blocks of biological networks

Summer 2004: Talks will be in the Physics Seminar Room P8445b at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Date / Place Speaker Title (click here for abstracts)
Wed, May 5
Royce Zia
Virginia Tech
Statistical Properties in Bit-String Models of Population Dynamics
Wed, May 19
Matthew Downton

Vibrations of F1-ATPase.

Wed, Jun 02
Peter Williams
Wed, Jun 09
Ole Mouritsen
Center for Biomembrane Physics, University of Southern Denmark
Lipids do influence protein function! - The hydrophobic matching hypothesis revisited
Wed, Jun 30

Suckjoon JUN
Physics, SFU

Self-Assembly of the Ionic Peptide EAK16: the effect of charge distributions on self-assembly
Wed, July 14
Terry Chillcott
UNSW Biophysics
Suspended Bilayers
Wed, July 28
Laurent Rubatat
Physics, SFU
Structural studies of Nafion


Spring 2004: We have rather irregular schedule this semester -- details here.

Date / Place Speaker Title (abstracts here)
Monday, January 26
@ 2:30 PM in SSB7172
Anand Yethiraj
University of British Columbia
Controlling Self Assembly in Colloids: From crystallization and melting to
the design of novel photonic materials.
Wed, February 11
@ 11:30 AM in SSB7172
Prof. Paavo Kinnunen
Dep. of Biochemistry
Univ of Helsinki, Finland

The Biophysical Basis of Sphingomyelin-Cholesterol Interactions in Biomembranes

Note: Professor Kinnunen is a well-known biophysicist with multiple interests in membrane structure and fuction. His present interests incude:  'Interactions of Antimicrobial Peptides with Model Biomembranes' and 'Ceramide in Apoptosis: Possible Biophysical Foundations of its Mechanisms of Action'.

Monday, February 16
@ 2:30 P.M. in SSB 7172
Vincent Noireaux
Libchaber lab.
The Rockefeller University, New York.
From in vitro genetic circuits to an artificial cell
Monday, February 23
@ 2:30 P.M. in SSB 7172
Nancy Forde
Bustamante lab.
UC Berkeley
Using Laser Tweezers to Study Real-Time Dynamics of Single Biological Molecules
Monday, March 1
@ 2:30 P.M. in SSB 7172

Rebecca Christianson
David Weitz lab

"Binary Colloidal Mxitures"
Tuesday, March 16
@ 2 PM in C9000
Martin Howard
Imperial College, London
Subcellular protein localization in bacteria: diverse mechanisms for precise positional targeting
Monday, March 29
@ 2:30 PM in SSB7172

Richard Epand
McMaster Univ.

"Protein-induced formation of membrane domains"
Tuesday, March 30
@ 2 PM in C9000
William E. Brownell
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
The Piezoelectric Outer Hair Cell:
Electro-mechanical Coupling in Membranes