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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 Fall 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 We have a no-recording policy for these seminars to encourage sharing of new and unpublished results.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
September 15, 2021 Raymond Goldstein Cambridge Cytoplasmic Streaming and the Swirling Instability of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton Steve Pressé
September 22, 2021 Stephen Fried Johns Hopkins University Refolding the Proteome (some Assembly Required) Matthias Heyden
September 29, 2021 Zeliha Kilic St. Jude’s Children Bayesian Approach for Modeling and Data Interpretation in Biophysics Steve Pressé
October 6, 2021 Andrew White University of Rochester Iterative Peptide Discovery with Maximum Entropy Methods and Deep Learning Oliver Beckstein
October 13, 2021 Bert de Groot Max Planck Institute The Molecular Dynamics of Potassium Channel Permeation, Selectivity, and, Gating Oliver Beckstein
October 20, 2021 Stephen Whitelam Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Learning to Grow: Control of Materials Self-Assembly Using Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning Petr Sulc
October 27, 2021 Douglas Shepherd Arizona State University Scalable, High-Speed, 3D Imaging of Molecular Biology Oliver Beckstein
November 3, 2021 Tom Mcleish University of York The Noisy Physics of Protein Signalling: Global Low Frequency Protein Motions in Allosteric Binding Banu Ozkan
November 10, 2021 Zev Bryant Stanford University Making and Measuring Macromolecular Machines Rizal F. Hariadi
November 17, 2021 Nick Galati Western Washington University Investigating the Mechanism of Unicellular “Jumping” in a Non-model Marine Ciliate Douglas Shepherd