Summer 2016

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

Date Speaker Topic
May 3 John Bechhoefer

Broken detailed balance at mesoscopic scales in active biological systems

May 10 Eldon Emberly

Measurement of gene regulation in individual cells reveals rapid switching between promoter states

May 17 Aidan Brown

Free energy cost of reducing noise while maintaining a high sensitivity

May 24 Alex Kasper

F1-ATPase conformational cycle from simultaneous single-molecule FRET and rotation measurements

May 31 Emma Lathouwers

Brownian Carnot engine

June 10 (Friday, 12:30pm) Jasmine Nirody (Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley)

Torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor

June 13 (Monday, 12:30pm) Lara Small (Physics, Durham)

Coiled coils and conformational switching for synthetic molecular motor designs

June 23 (Thursday, 12:30pm) Vic Arcus (Biological Sciences, Waikato)

Macromolecular Rate Theory (MMRT): The temperature dependence of biological rates from enzymes to ecosystems

June 28 Momcilo Gavrilov

Single Molecules Trapped by Dynamic Inhomogeneous Temperature Fields

July 5 Chapin Korosec

On the growth and form of cortical convolutions

July 12 Pau Farre

Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?

July 19 Mike Kirkness

Microtubule doublets are double-track railways for intraflagellar transport trains

July 21 (Thursday, 12:00pm) Miranda Schmidt (Physics, Guelph)

Investigating the Phase Behaviour of Oriented Model Membranes Containing Peptides

July 29 (Friday, 2:30pm) Ole Mouritsen (University of Southern Denmark)

Gastrophysics: an emerging science

Aug 2 Lavisha Jindal

Discrete gene replication events drive coupling between the cell cycle and circadian clocks

Aug 9 Vickie Loosemore

Phototactic guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray

Aug 16 Nathan Babcock

Conformational Changes and Flexibility of DNA Devices Observed by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering

Aug 30 Susanne Still

Optimal information processing and data representation in information engines