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Biological Physics Seminar

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, future CBP Seminar Series talks will be held via Zoom.

We look forward to having you join us on Zoom for our Seminar Series in Fall 2020!

The Biological Physics Seminar is a multidisciplinary seminar series with broadly defined topics. They include biological and soft matter physics, biophysics, structural and computational biology with equal emphasis on experimental and theoretical and computational approaches.The Biological Physics Seminar is organized by the Center for Biological Physics and co-sponsored by the Department of Physics and the Center for Applied Structural Discovery (CASD). 

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The Biological Physics Seminar is held every Wednesday during the academic school year. The seminar is held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm over Zoom.  Zoom information will be emailed a few days prior to the Seminar day.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
January 29, 2020 Abhishek Shrivastava Arizona State University Design Principles of a Bacterium that Transports Cargo Robert Ros
February 5, 2020 Peter G. Wolynes Rice University Protein Dynamics and the Brain Dmitry Matyushov
February 12, 2020 Michael Shirts University of Colorado Boulder Why Can't We Engineer Drugs on a Computer? And What Can Be Done About It? Oliver Beckstein
February 26, 2020 Polly Fordyce Stanford University Leveraging Microfluidics for High-Throughput and Quantitative Biophysics Banu Ozkan
March 4, 2020 Petr Sulc Arizona State University Modeling DNA and RNA for biology and nanotechnology Oliver Beckstein
March 18, 2020 Dave Warshaw University of Vermont Cancelled : Cargo Transport by Myosin Vs. Molecular Motors in Complex Actin Networks: What a Mesh! Rizal Hariadi
March 25, 2020 Medha Pathak University of California, Irvine Cancelled : Watching Cellular Mechanotransduction: Piezo1 in Neural Stem Cell Fate Matthias Heyden
April 8, 2020 Alexander Green Arizona State University Cancelled : Engineering Biology Using De Novo-Designed RNAs Oliver Beckstein
April 15, 2020 Kimberly Reynolds University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Cancelled : Sequence Constraints in an Essential Metabolic Enzyme Banu Ozkan