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Biological Physics Seminar

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

We look forward to having you join us on Zoom for our Seminar Series in Spring 2021!

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 (and will be included in the CBP-INFO mailings – please subscribe using the maroon Subscribe button above). We have a no recording policy for these seminars to encourage sharing of new and unpublished results.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
February 3, 2021 Dmitry Matyushov Arizona State University Diffusion in Water Oliver Beckstein
February 10, 2021 Hagen Hofmann Weizmann Institute of Science Allostery through DNA Drives Phenotypic Switching Steve Pressé
February 17, 2021 Aron Fenton The University of Kansas Medical Center The Regulation of Liver Pyruvate Kinase (L-PYK) as an Equilibrium Allosteric Mechanism Banu Ozkan
March 3, 2021 Pratyush Tiwary University of Maryland, College Park Can Artificial Intelligence Help Understand and Predict Molecular Dynamics? Oliver Beckstein
March 10, 2021 Vince Voelz Temple University Department of Chemistry Harnessing Molecular Simulations and Statistical Inference to Model Folding and Binding Banu Ozkan
March 17, 2021 Andrea Vaiana Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Free Energy Along Transition Pathways from Structure Refinement Simulations Banu Ozkan
March 24, 2021 Melanie Ohi University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Structure and Function of Bacterial Type IV Secretion Systems Po-Lin Chiu
March 31, 2021 Peter Moeck Portland State University Objective Crystallographic Symmetry Classification Methods for Electron Crystallography Based Structural Biology Po-Lin Chiu
April 7, 2021 Jeremy Wideman Arizona State University Evolution of Eukaryotic ATP Synthases: Some Things Change and Some Things Stay the Same Banu Ozkan
April 14, 2021 Jing Liu Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Quantitative Fluorescent Imaging Exploring in vivo Spatiotemporal Dynamics Steve Pressé