Spring 2016

The biophysics/soft matter seminars will be held Wednesdays at 12:30 pm in P8445.2 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 13 Joel Stavans (Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science)

One day in the life of a 1-D organism

Jan 20 Karel Proesmans (Physics, Universiteit Hasselt)

Linear irreversible thermodynamics for periodically modulated systems

Jan 27 Momcilo Gavrilov (Physics, SFU)

Landauer's principle and irreversibility

Feb 3 Priscilla Greenwood (Stats, UBC)

Spatial Structure of Neural Systems

Feb 17 Matthew Moffitt (Chemistry, University of Victoria)

Directed Assembly of Polymeric Nanoparticles in Microfluidic Devices

Feb 24 Chris Beh (MBB, SFU)

A unified theory for intracellular transport to-and-from the cell membrane

Mar 2 Ian Frigaard (Applied Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering, UBC)

Characteristics of the natural convection of yield stress fluids

Mar 9 Daniel Pollard (Biology, Western Washington University)

Dissecting the causes of natural variation in protein expression dynamics

Mar 23 Justin MacCallum (Chemistry, University of Calgary)

Determining, understanding, and designing protein structure and function using a combined computational/experimental approach

Mar 30 Tristan Ursell (Physics, University of Oregon)

Biophysics of Growth and Shape Control in Bacteria

Apr 6 Thomas Claydon (Kinesiology, SFU)

Biophysical properties of potassium ion channels: potential targets to combat cardiac arrhythmia

Apr 25 (Monday, 12:30pm) An Chang Shi (Physics, McMaster University)

Complex ordered phases of block copolymers

Apr 27 Ling Miao (Physical Review X)

Physical Review journals: the editorial and peer-review process