Physics of Life - Students and postdocs edition

Oct 8, 2021, 11:00 am11:00 am
Virtual Event


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Physics of Life - Students and postdocs edition


Session 1: Entropy and information flow in living systems

11:00 AM - 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 PM - 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 PM - 1:30 PM: Quantifying protein-protein weak interactions in living cells

Yuhan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Motor-free contractility in active gels

Sihan Chen, Rice University

2:00 PM - 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 PM - 3:30 PM: First beats of a vertebrate heart 

Bill Jia, Harvard University

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Hassenstein-Reichardt motion detectors in olfaction enhance natural plume navigation

Nirag Kadakia, Yale University 

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM: Coordinating tiny limbs and long bodies: geometric mechanics of diverse undulatory lizard locomotion

Baxi Zhong, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Supported in part by CPBF an NSF PFC
  • Supported in part by the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences at The CUNY Graduate Center