Biophysics Seminars




Allan Drummond: Rethinking the cellular response to heat shock, from biophysics to physiology

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 12:15 pm

Cells across the tree of life respond to a sudden, nonlethal rise in temperature--heat shock--in similar ways. Following heat shock, proteins and mRNAs form clumps, certain genes turn on, and protein synthesis and cell growth sharply decline.

Seppe Kuehn: A sparse mapping from structure to function in microbial communities

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 12:15 pm

The metabolic function of microbial communities emerges through a complex hierarchy of genome-encoded processes, from gene expression to interactions between diverse taxa. Therefore, a central challenge for microbial ecology is deciphering how genomic structure determines metabolic function in communities.

Kranthi Kiran Mandadapu: TBD

Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:15 pm