Spring 2015

The biophysics seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1:30 PM in SSB 7172 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 15 (2:00 PM) Aidan Brown (Physics, Dalhouse)

Autophagy-related protein dynamics and clustering on peroxisome surfaces

Jan 22 Luca Giomi (Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Leiden)

Active fluids: from liquid crystals to living systems

Jan 29 Russ Algar (Chemistry, UBC)

Value-Added Formats for Fluorescence-Based Bioassays with Quantum Dots

Feb 05 Raj Bhatnagar (Biochemistry, UCSF)

Parameter sensitivity and dimensionality in systems biology problems

Feb 19 Alex Loosley (Physics, Brown)

The Mechanics of Cell Motility and a Universal Metric called Directionality Time for Characterizing Directed Cell Migration

Feb 26 Lisa Craig (MBB, SFU)

Understanding Type IV pilus dynamics in Vibrio cholerae and enterotoxigenic E. coli

Mar 12 Gary Leach (Chemistry, SFU)

The Secret Life of Organic Monolayers

Mar 16 (MONDAY) Nathan Babcock (Physics, Calgary)

A Molecular Breakwater Enhances Electron Transfer Between Proteins

Mar 19 Guillaume Lamour (Chemistry, CHiBi, UBC)

Surface and bulk properties of biomaterials

Mar 26 James Feng (Math, UBC)

Modeling dorsal closure during Drosophila embryogenesis

Apr 02 Lutz Maibaum (Chemistry, Washington)

Spatial organization of cellular plasma membrane

Apr 09 Dennis Hore (Chemistry, Victoria)

Characterizing Biomolecules at Solid-Liquid Interfaces through Vibrational Spectroscopy and Modelling Approaches