Upcoming Events

Benny Chain: The T cell receptor repertoire in health and disease

Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 12:00 pm

The human adaptive immune system makes robust decisions which regulate quantitative and qualitative parameters of a complex physiological system, to prevent invasion and destruction of tissues by the enormous array of microorganisms which share our environment. Remarkably, these decisions are made by a distributed system made up of moving parts...

Location: Joseph Henry Room Jadwin Hall
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Elizabeth Hillman: High-speed imaging of real-time brain activity

Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

Optical reporters of neural activity have improved dramatically over the past decade. Recent developments in optical imaging approaches have unlocked the power of these indicators and can now provide real-time read-outs from large populations of brain cells in a wide range of living organisms.

Location: Joseph Henry Room Jadwin Hall
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Massimo Vergassola: Waves and flows in the early embryogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster

Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

Early embryogenesis of most metazoans is characterized by rapid and synchronous cleavage divisions. After fertilization, Drosophila embryos undergo 13 swift rounds of DNA replication and mitosis without cytokinesis, resulting in a multinucleated syncytium containing about 6,000 nuclei.

Location: Joseph Henry Room Jadwin Hall
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Massimo Vergassola: Waves and flows in the early embryogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster

Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

Early embryogenesis of most metazoans is characterized by rapid and synchronous cleavage divisions. After fertilization, Drosophila embryos undergo 13 swift rounds of DNA replication and mitosis without cytokinesis, resulting in a multinucleated syncytium containing about 6,000 nuclei.

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The problem of ecological diversity

Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

A bottom-up approach to microbial community assembly
Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The origin of chaos in large interacting ecosystems
Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure

Collective behaviors in large interactive ecosystems: A phase diagram...

Location: The Graduate Center - Skylight Room, 9100 - 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, in Manhattan

Markus Meister: Large Ratios in Brain Science

Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

In physics and engineering dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

 

Location: Joseph Henry Room Jadwin Hall
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Madhav Mani: TBD

Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location: Joseph Henry Room Jadwin Hall
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Dynamics and information in transcriptional control

Fri, May 3, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Transcription factors, chromosome topology, and transcription control
Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University

The role of phase separation in regulation of gene transcription in eukaryotes
Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: The Graduate Center - Science Center, Room 4102 - 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, in Manhattan