Summer 2015

The biophysics journal club will be held on Thursdays at 12:00 pm in P8445.2 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Topic
May 7 John Bechhoefer

Greedy scheduling of cellular self-replication leads to optimal doubling times with a log-Frechet distribution

May 14 David Sivak

Optimal resource allocation in cellular sensing systems

May 21 (1:30 pm) Scott Oser

Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches to Fitting and Systematic Uncertainties

May 28 Nancy Forde

The heat released during catalytic turnover enhances the diffusion of an enzyme

June 4 Peter Tieleman

Lateral lipid organization in model membranes

June 11 Lavisha Jindal

Entropy of leukemia on multidimensional morphological and molecular landscapes

June 18 Laura Geisler

A Doppler effect in embryonic pattern formation

June 25 Momcilo Gavrilov

Fast-moving bacteria self-organize into active two-dimensional crystals of rotating cells

July 2 Mpumelelo Matse

Memoryless self-reinforcing directionality in endosomal active transport within living cells

July 9 Vickie Loosemore

Volume changes during active shape fluctuations in cells

July 16 Tuba Altindal

Cells as liquid motors: Mechanosensitivity emerges from collective dynamics of actomyosin cortex

July 23 Sherry Leung

Molecular behavior of DNA in a cell-sized compartment coated by lipids

July 30 Reza Siavashi

Single lipid extraction: The anchoring strength of cholesterol in liquid-ordered and liquid-disordered phases

August 6 Bebart Janbek

Cortical instability drives periodic supracellular actin pattern formation in epithelial tubes

August 13 Mike Chomitz

Tissue fusion over nonadhering surfaces