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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 2022!

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 We have a no-recording policy for these seminars to encourage sharing of new and unpublished results.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 2, 2022 Greg Bowman Washington University Protein Dynamics and Energy Landscape Design Banu Ozkan
February 9, 2022 Abhishek Singharoy Arizona State University Seeking the Molecular Origins of Aging with Multiscale Models of Biogenetic Membranes Oliver Beckstein
February 16, 2022 Allison E Patteson Syracuse University How Cells Cope with Stress and Handle COVID-19 Banu Ozkan
March 2, 2022 Dyche Mullins University of California San Francisco Prime Movers of Cell Biology: The Most Ancient Molecular Motors and How They Work Rizal Hariadi
March 16, 2022 Martin Weigt Sorbonne Université Forecasting Protein Evolution in Data Driven Sequence Landscapes Banu Ozkan
March 23, 2022 Marc Baaden Université de Paris Science in the Metaverse - Technology Meets Molecular Modeling Oliver Beckstein
March 30, 2022 Alan Grossfield University of Rochester Medical Center Evaluating the Thermodynamics of Phase Separation In Lipid Membranes Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations Oliver Beckstein
April 6, 2022 Marcia Levitus Arizona State University Substrate Flexibility and DNA Repair: Removal of Uracil by Uracil-DNA Glycosylase Oliver Beckstein
April 13, 2022 Michael Reppert Purdue University Spectrum Follows Form Follows Function: Unpacking the Photosynthetic Structure/Spectrum Relationship Dmitry Matyushov