Nikta Fakhri: Broken symmetries in living matter

Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 12:00 pm

Active processes in living systems create a novel class of non-equilibrium material composed of many interacting parts that individually consume energy and collectively generate motion or mechanical stress. In this talk, I will discuss experimental tools and conceptual frameworks we develop to uncover laws governing order, phase transitions and fluctuations in systems in which individual components break time reversal symmetry.

Susanne Still: Thermodynamics of information processing

Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 4:00 pm

Living systems need to remember information about their environment in order to take decisions that ultimately ensure survival.

Location: Zoom

Julia M. Yeomans: Active nematic physics in cell layers and tissues

Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 12:15 pm

Active materials such as bacteria, molecular motors and eukaryotic cells continuously transform chemical energy taken from their surroundings to...

Location: Zoom

Rosalind Allen: TBD

Mon, May 3, 2021, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Justin Kinney: Massively parallel assays, machine learning, and the biophysics of gene regulation

Mon, May 10, 2021, 12:15 pm

Gene expression in all organisms is controlled by short DNA and RNA sequences called cis-regulatory elements (CREs).