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Biological Physics Seminar

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 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in GWC 487. Light refreshments are served at every seminar. 

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 7, 2018 Mike Lynch Biodesign Center for the Mechanism of Evolution Mutation, Drift, and the Origin of Subcellular Features Banu Ozkan/Robert Ros
February 14, 2018 Kevin Redding Arizona State University Evolution of the Function of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers: Insights from the Heliobacterial Reaction Center Robert Ros
February 28, 2018 Simon Scheuring Weill Cornell Medical College High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy: The Dawn of Dynamic Structural Biochemistry Robert Ros/Oliver Beckstein
March 14, 2018 Wenwei Zheng Arizona State University Structure and Dynamics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Steve Presse
March 21, 2018 Maria Kurnikova Carnegie Mellon Molecular Mechanisms of pH Dependent Structural Reorganization and Protonation States of Titratable Groups in Globular Proteins Oliver Beckstein
March 28, 2018 Dave Thirumalai University of Texas at Austin Architectural Basis of Motility of Molecular Motors Dmitry Matyushov
April 4, 2018 Cathy Royer Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York Pressure-Based Mapping of Protein Folding Landscapes Sara Vaiana
April 11, 2018 Ron Dror Stanford University Revealing the Structural Basis for GPCR Signaling and Membrane Transport Through Atomic-Level Simulation Oliver Beckstein
April 18, 2018 Thomas Tomasiak University of Arizona Fungus Among Us – Invasive Fungal Infections and ABC Transporters Robert Ros
April 25, 2018 Dima Makarov University of Texas at Austin Biomolecular Folding and Dynamics from Single-Molecule Measurements Dmitry Matyushov