2000 seminar organizer:

Martin Zapotocky, (212) 327-8835, fax (212) 327-8544, zapotocky@rockefeller.edu


Jan 18
Stephen Arnold
Polytechnic University
Alteration of Molecular Fluorescence
using nanoscopic and meso-optic structures

Jan 25
Andrej Sali
Rockefeller University
Comparative protein structure modeling of genes and genomes

Feb 1
Sid Nagel
University of Chicago
Jamming: from Glasses to Granular Matter

Feb 7
Mark Azbel
Tel Aviv University
Population phases and phase transitions in survival evolution

Feb 8, 11 AM
Michael Elbaum
Weizman Institute
Tracing nuclear uptake of DNA by single-molecule manipulation

Feb 8
Bill Bialek
NEC Research Institute
Extracting relevant information

Feb 15
Rodolfo Llinas
New York University
Oscillation and resonance

Feb 22, 11 AM
Dieter Brown
Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Contact of neurons to silicon chips probed by +AD4-interferometry and voltage-sensitive dyes

Feb 22
Hans-Juergen Apell
Universitat Konstanz
Electrogenic Ion Transport by the Na,K-ATPase

Feb 29
Jonas Almeida
University of Lisbon
Quantification of organizational properties in biological systems: from metabolic networks to ecosystems

Mar 7
Jonathan Victor
Cornell University Medical School
Statistical structure of spike trains of visual cortical neurons

Mar 9
Phil Anderson
Princeton University
Thermodynamics of the origin of life

Mar 14
Eddie Goldberg
Tufts University, Boston
Biomimetic carpentry of self-assembling functional protein nanostructures

Mar 21
Boris Shraiman
Lucent Technologies
Engineering aspects of enzymatic cascades: photo-transduction in rods

Mar 28
Tom Lubensky
University of Pennsylvania
Sliding columnar phases in DNA-cationic lipid complexes

April 4
Dennis Shasha
Courant Institute, NYU
Figuring out transcription factor networks

April 11
Homayoun Bagheri-Chaichian
Yale University
Evolvability of dominance in multi-enzyme systems

April 15 - Saturday, 2 PM
Samuel Karlin
Stanford University
Predicted highly expressed genes of diverse prokaryotic genomes

April 19 - Wednesday, 11 AM
George Oster
University of California at Berkeley
The mechanochemistry of ATP synthase, the world's smallest rotary motor

April 20 - Thursday, 2 PM
Eugene Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Evolution of prokaryotes - generalizations stemming from genome comparison

April 25
Belinda Chang
Rockefeller University
Phylogenetic reconstruction and laboratory synthesis of ancestral rhodopsin genes

May 2
Bill Grundy
Columbia University
Kernel methods for the analysis of gene expression microarray data

May 9
Rafael Yuste
Columbia University Medical School
Correlated spontaneous activity in slices of mouse visual cortex: a window into the cortical circuitry?

May 23
Maurice Kléman
Université Paris 6 and Orsay
Power-laws in the rheology of smectic liquid crystals: explained by defects

Sept 12
Adam Arkin
University of California at Berkeley and LBNL
Analysis and comparison of control in signal transduction and genetic networks

Sept 19
Harmen Bussemaker
University of Amsterdam
Discovering regulatory elements using genome-wide expression data

Oct 3
Gheorghiba Zbaganu
University of Bucharest
Puzzling inequalities generated by information theory

Oct 17
David Nelson
Harvard University / Rockefeller University
Viruses, vesicles and multi-electron bubbles: J.J. Thompson's problem revisited

Oct 23 - Monday, 4 PM
Chris Burge
Massachussets Institute of Technology
Finding the genes in the human genome

Oct 31
Serdar Kuyucak
Australian National University, Canberra
Biological ion channels - a critical review of models and some applications

Nov 7
Jim Crutchfield
Santa Fe Institute
Objets d'Bits: Thinking about Emergent Objects in Cellular Automata

Nov 8 - Wednesday, 4 PM
Jacques Prost
Institut Curie
Processivity and inversability of molecular motors

Nov 14
Chao Tang
NEC Research Institute, Princeton
Designability in protein structures

Nov 21
Marcelo Magnasco
Rockefeller University
Essential nonlinearities in hearing

Nov 28
Daniel Aalberts
Williams College
A Simple Scenario for Ultrafast Photoisomerization

Dec 5
Jeff Stock
Princeton University
Receptor-mediated signaling in bacterial chemotaxis: Does E. coli have a brain?

Dec 12
Michael Shelley
Courant Institute, NYU
How does a nonlinear network make a simple cell?

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