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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 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in GWC 487. Light refreshments are served at every seminar. 

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 6, 2019 Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan University of Minnesota In Cell Biochemistry: Targeting Synergies in Dynamic Protein Ensembles Rizal F. Hariadi
February 13, 2019 Faruck Morcos University of Texas at Dallas Global landscapes of Protein-RNA interactions as quantitative tools to predict and design genome wide specificity of RNA structured elements Banu Ozkan
February 20, 2019 Sean Sun Johns Hopkins University Hippo Pathway and the role of Mechanical Tension in Cell Volume Regulation Rizal F. Hariadi
February 27, 2019 Brent Nannenga Arizona State University Structure Determination by Microcrystal Electron Diffraction Oliver Beckstein
March 13, 2019 Vanessa Huxter University of Arizona Frequency Generation in Natural Light Harvesting Systems and the Dynamics of Novel Tripyrrolic Pigments Dmitry Matyushov & Banu Ozkan
March 20, 2019 Eduardo Perozo U Chicago Novel Membrane-Protein interactions in a Mechanosensitive ion channel defined by cryo-EM Abhishek Singharoy
March 27, 2019 Michael Deem Rice University Estimation of vaccine effectiveness and early recognition of emerging flu strain clusters Banu Ozkan
April 3, 2019 Juan Hermoso Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain Structural Biology of Bacterial cell-wall remodeling: Implications in Antimicrobial Resistance Jose Martin Garcia
April 10, 2019 Margaret E Johnson Johns Hopkins University Control of Nonequilibrium Self-Assembly in the Cell Banu Ozkan
April 17, 2019 John Chodera Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Redesigning Drug Design Oliver Beckstein