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Physics of Life: Students and Postdocs Edition

OCT 08, 2021 | 11:00 AM TO 4:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
Online

WHEN:

October 08, 2021: 11:00 AM-4:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences

Description

For this special online event, the Center for the Physics of Biological Function invites students and postdocs nominated by faculty mentors to present their research in a short talk format. 

This event is online. Please register here to attend via Zoom.
 

SESSION 1: ENTROPY AND INFORMATION FLOW IN LIVING SYSTEMS

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Improved bounds on entropy production in living systems
Dominic Skinner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
E. coli chemotaxis is information-limited
Henry Mattingly, Yale University

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Information integration in gene regulation through allostery
Rosa Martinez-Corral, Harvard Medical School

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SESSION 2: FROM MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS TO CELLULAR FUNCTIONS

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Quantifying protein-protein weak interactions in living cells
Yuhan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

1:30 - 2:00 PM
Motor-free contractility in active gels
Sihan Chen, Rice University

2:00 - 2:30 PM
Scaling of subcellular actin structures with cell length through decelerated growth
Shane McInally, Brandeis University

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SESSION 3: PHYSICS OF BEHAVIOR

3:00 - 3:30 PM
First beats of a vertebrate heart
Bill Jia, Harvard University

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Hassenstein-Reichardt motion detectors in olfaction enhance natural plume navigation
Nirag Kadakia, Yale University

4:00 - 4:30 PM
Coordinating tiny limbs and long bodies: geometric mechanics of diverse undulatory lizard locomotion
Baxi Zhong, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function is a joint effort of The Graduate Center, CUNY and Princeton University. To learn more about CPBF, please visit biophysics.princeton.edu.