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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. But storing information about past experiences costs energy, while only a fraction of the vast amount of information available can be useful to the living system.

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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 mechanical work.

Location: Zoom
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Rosalind Allen: TBD

Mon, May 3, 2021, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom
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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). Proteins in the cellular milieu bind to nucleic acid sequences present within CREs, interact with one another, and thus form macromolecular complexes that modulate the expression of nearby genes.

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