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MIT Biophysics–CSB Seminar Series
Seminars are held bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 03:05pm in 56-154 (some exceptions, see below)

Spring 2013

Wednesday. February 6

Michael Deem
Rice University
Title: Emergence of Modularity in Biology
Host: Biophysics Students

Wednesday. February 20

Gerhard Hummer
Title: Order and Disorder in Biomolecular Assemblies
Host: Jeremy England - Physics

Wednesday, February 27

(Sponsored by the Physical Sciences Oncology Center)
Cynthia Reinhart-King
Cornell University
Title: TBA
Host: Scott Manalis - Biological Engineering

Wednesday,  March 6

Andrei Tokmakoff
Title: 2D IR Spectroscopy of Peptide and Protein Conformation
Host: Chemistry Students

Wednesday, March 20

Title: TBA
Host: TBA

Wednesday,  April 3

William Shih
Harvard Medical School Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title: DNA-nanostructure Tools for Molecular Biophysics and Therapeutics
Host: Mark Bathe - Biological Engineering

Wednesday, April 17

Ned Wingreen
Princeton University
Title: The Role of Enzyme Clustering in Metabolic Regulation
Host Roman Stocker - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, May 1

Peter Sims
Columbia University
Title: New Tools for Tackling Cellular Heterogeneity in Systems Biology
Host: Paul Blainey - Broad Institute and Biological Engineering

Wednesday, May 15

Arpita Upadhyaya
University of Maryland
Title: Forcing it on: Cytoskeletal Dynamics During Lymphocyte Activation
Host: Roger Kamm - Mechanical Engineering

Additional MIT Biophysics–CSB Seminar Series

Wednesday. February 6

Kirill Korolev
MIT, Physics Department
Title: Ecology and Evolution of Cancerous Tumors and Expanding Populations

Wednesday, February 13

Anand Bala Subramaniam
Harvard, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Title: Lipid Bilayers, Sweetened: In vitro Experiments Reveal Extracellular Glycans Pattern the Phase Behavior of Lipid Membranes

Wednesday, February 20

David Sivak
UC San Francisco
Title: Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: Free Energy, Optimal Control, and Optimal Response

MOnday, February 25

Alexandra Zidovska
Harvard Medical School, Department of Systems Biology
Title: Positional Fluctuations of Interphase Chromatin

Wednesday, February 27

Ibrahim Cisse
ENS, France
Title TBD

Monday, March 4

Jan Brugues
Harvard University, FAS Center for Systems Biology
Title TBD


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