Phys 361/661

Biophysics seminar

Prof. Guthold

Meets: Tuesday 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm, Olin 107

Syllabus and schedule, Spring 2015

Jan. 13
Jan. 20
Andrea Belanger (paper)
Boj et al. "Organoid Models of Human and Mouse
Ductal Pancreatic Cancer" Cell (2015) 160, 324 -338

Jan. 27
Stephen Baker (paper)
Shen et al. "Viscoelastic Properties of Isolated Collagen Fibrils" Biophysical Journal (2011) 100 3006-15
Feb. 3
Wei Li (paper)
Yermolenko et al. "High-Resolution Visualization of Fibrinogen Molecules and Fibrin Fibers with AFM" Biomacromolecules (2011) 12_370-379
Feb. 10

No class

(Biophysical Society Meeting)
Feb. 17
No class (snow day)
(Snow day)
Feb. 24
Xinyi Guo (paper)
Comelles et al. "Cells as Active Particles in Asymmetric Potentials: Motility under External Gradients" Biophysical Journal (2014) 107 1513-1522
Mar. 3
Xinyi Guo (research)
Mar. 10

No class

(Spring Break)
Mar. 17
Pamela Denish (paper)

Sobake et al. "Human Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2 (eIF2)-GTP-Met-tRNAi Ternary Complex and eIF3 Stabilize the 43 S PreinitiationComplex"

Mar. 24
Pragna Shetty (paper)
Wu et al "Actomyosin Pulls to Advance the Nucleus in a Migrating Tissue Cell" Biophys. J. (2014) 106 7-15
Mar. 30
Victoria Xu (paper)
Abilez et al. "Multiscale Computational Models for Optogenetic Control of Cardiac Function" Biophys. J. (2011) 101 1326-34
Apr. 7
Stephen Baker (research)
Apr. 14
Andrea Belanger (research)
Apr. 21 Wei Li (research)  
Apr. 28
Lauren Nelson (paper)
Anselmi et al. "Kinetics of Carbon Monoxide Migration and Binding in Solvated Neuroglobin As Revealed by Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Quantum Mechanical Calculations" Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2011) 115 2436-46


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