Summer 2010

The biophysics seminars will be held on Mondays at 3:30 pm in P8445.2 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Topic
May 18th Gautam I. Menon
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Chennai, INDIA
Stretching fluctuations and loop formation in short double-stranded DNA molecules
May 25th Linda Dekker Self-assembly of a nanoscale DNA box with a controllable lid
E. S. Andersen et al.
Nature 459, 73-76 (2009)
June 1st Clara Chan Swimming bacteria power microscopic gears
A. Sokolov, M. M. Apodaca, B. A. Grzybowski and I. S. Aranson
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107, 969-74 (2010)
June 8th Saeed Saberi Intra- and intercellular fluctuations in Min-protein dynamics decrease with cell length
E. Fischer-Friedricha, G. Meacci, J. Lutkenhaus, H. Chaté and K. Kruse
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107, 6134-6139 (2010)
June 15th Nagmeh Razaei Massively parallel single-molecule manipulation using centrifugal force
K. Halvorsen and W. P. Wong
Biophysical Journal 98, L53-L55 (2010)
June 22nd Senny Foo Harnessing traction-mediated manipulation of the cell/matrix interface to control stem-cell fate
N. Huebsch et al.
Nature 9, 518–526 (2010)
June 29th Marjan Shayegan Selective filtering of particles by the extracellular matrix: An electrostatic bandpass
O. Lieleg, R. M. Baumgärtel and A. R. Bausch
Biophysical Journal 97, 1569-1577 (2010)
July 6th Hildur Knutsdottir A mathematical model of wound healing and subsequent scarring
B. D. Cumming, D. L. S. McElwain and Z. Upton
J. R. Soc. Interface 7, 19–34 (2010)
July 13th Yonggun Jun Precise Characterization of the Conformation Fluctuations of Freely Diffusing DNA: Beyond Rouse and Zimm
K. McHale and H. Mabuchi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 17901–17907 (2009)
July 20th Laleh Samii Bipedal Locomotion in Crawling Cells
E.L. Barnhart, G.M. Allen, F. Jülicher and J.A. Theriot
Biophysical Journal 98, 933-942 (2010)
July 27th Sara Sadeghi Conformational Spread as a Mechanism for Cooperativity in the Bacterial Flagellar Switch
F. Bai, R.W. Branch, D.V. Nicolau Jr et al.
Science 327,685-689 (2010)
Aug. 3rd Clinton Innes and Maxi Frei Rolling a single molecular wheel at the atomic scale
L. Grill, K.H. Rieder, F. Moresco et al.
Nature Nanotechnology 2, 95-98 (2007)
Aug. 10th David Dvorak Inferring individual rules from collective behavior
R. Lukemana, Y.-X. Lib and L. Edelstein-Keshet
PNAS 107, 12576-12580 (2010)
Aug. 17th Michael Pettigrew Environmentally Controlled Invasion of Cancer Cells by Engineered Bacteria
J. C. Anderson, E. J. Clarke, A. P. Arkin and C. A. Voigt, c
J. Mol. Biol. 355, 619–627 (2006)