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Welcome to the CUNY-Princeton Center for the Physics of Biological Function

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF), a joint effort between The Graduate Center at CUNY and Princeton University, is one of eleven Physics Frontier Centers established by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). We are a collection of scientists working at the interface of physics and biology with the goal of creating a physicist’s understanding of living systems: a physics of biological function that connects the myriad details of life, across all scales, to fundamental and universal physical principles. Our center focuses on new scientific opportunities and educational programs, integrating theory and experiment, research and education.

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Bill Bialek & Josh Shaevitz: TBD

Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 12:00 pm

Thomas T. Perkins: Watching individual proteins unfold and refold by 1-µs resolution force spectroscopy

Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 12:00 pm
Protein folding occurs as a set of transitions between structural states within an energy landscape.

Evolutionary dynamics and influenza

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 9:30 am
What the 1918 flu taught us about adaptation to self Benjamin Greenbaum, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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