2004 SEMINARS AT THE CENTER FOR STUDIES IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY

2004 seminar organizers:

Nicolas Buchler, (212) 327-8184, fax (212) 327-8544, buchlen_@_rockefeller.edu
Edo Kussell, (212) 327-7642, fax (212) 327-7424, kussele_@_rockefeller.edu


2004

Jan. 6 -- NO SEMINAR

Jan. 13 -host: N. Buchler
Chris Burge
M.I.T.
Prediction of vertebrate microRNA targets

Jan. 20 -host: N. Buchler
Olga Troyanskaya
Princeton University
From data to function: Improving the specificity of high-throughput data analysis in biology

Jan. 27 -host: N. Buchler
Dan Gottschling
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Epigenetic phenomena and stochastic events in yeast: Tales from the nucleus

Feb. 3 -host: E. Siggia
John Tyson
Virginia Polytechic Institute
Cyberyeast: Computational models of cell cycle regulation
Abstract

Feb. 10 -host: N. Buchler
Watt Webb
Cornell
Nonlinear optics probing the molecular dynamics of life in Ithaca, NY

Feb. 12 Special: THURSDAY, 2pm! -host: N. Buchler
Eran Segal
Stanford
Rich probabilistic models for genomic data
Abstract

Feb. 17 -host: N. Buchler
Alexander van Oudenaarden
M.I.T.
Global analysis of multistability in the lactose utilization network of Escherichia coli

Feb. 24 -host: N. Buchler
Daniel Fisher
Harvard
Jostling in a crowd: Simple models of jamming and simple musings about evolving

Mar. 1 Special: MONDAY, 2pm! -host: E. Siggia
Ilya Nemenman
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Estimating entropy and information in biological data

Mar. 1 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: E. Siggia
Gunter Wagner
Yale
Why are there multiple Hox gene clusters in Vertebrates but not in insects?

Mar. 2-- NO SEMINAR

Mar. 8 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: A. Libchaber
Jerome Bibette
Ecole Superieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
Kinetic of 2D-ligand/receptor single bond formation and mechanical properties: Experiments on self assemblies of magnetic colloids
Abstract

Mar. 9 -host: E. Kussell
Andrew Murray
Harvard
The physics of sex

Mar. 11 Special: THURSDAY, 4pm! -host: N. Buchler
Paul-Michael Agapow
University College London
Machines, metazoans and modules: Building a better worm

Mar. 16 -host: E. Kussell
Hong Qian
University of Washington
Toward systems biology of cells: Metabolism and signaling, thermodynamics and kinetics

Mar. 23-- NO SEMINAR

Mar. 30 -host: S. Leibler
Tony Maggs
Ecole Superieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
Fast and local electrostatic algorithms for simulating charged systems

Apr. 6 -host: M. Magnasco
Carlos Brody
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dynamical systems in biology: A neural model of sequential discrimination
Abstract

Apr. 13 -host: E. Kussell
Martin Feinberg
Ohio State University
Biochemical reaction network structure and the capacity for switch-like behavior
Abstract

Apr. 20 -host: N. Buchler
Michael Laub
Harvard University
Global approaches to inferring bacterial regulatory networks

Apr. 27 -host: E. Kussell
David Soll
University of Iowa
The chemotactic wave in Dictyostelium and human polymorphonuclear leukocyte chemotaxis
Abstract

May 3 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: M. Magnasco
Sebastian Seung
M.I.T.
Biologically plausible synaptic models of reinforcement learning

May 4-- NO SEMINAR

May 10 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: A. Libchaber
Eric Baum
What is thought?
Abstract

May 11 -host: E. Kussell
Curt Callan
Princeton
The matrix reloaded: Evolution as a probe of transcription factor binding models
Abstract

May 18 -host: E. Kussell
Paul Turner
Yale University
Co-infection and the consequences for virus evolution

May 19 Special: WEDNESDAY, 4pm! -host: M. Magnasco
Gustavo Martinez-Mekler
Centro de Ciencias Fisicas-UNAM
Lacustrine evolution of a paleolake perturbed by volcanic activity: Physics meets ecology
Abstract

May 20 Special: THURSDAY, 4pm! -host: A. Libchaber
Gregoire Altan-Bonnet
NIAID-NIH
Building and tuning T cells for self/non-self discrimination in the immune system

May 25-- NO SEMINAR

Jun 2 Special mini-symposium: WEDNESDAY, 3pm! -hosts: T. Kapoor/N. Buchler

Christoph Schmidt (3:00-3:45)
Vrije University, Amsterdam
Micromechanics of protein shells
Abstract

and

Shin'ichi Ishiwata (3:45-4:30)
Waseda University
Microscopic studies on motor proteins: From single molecules to molecular assemblies

Aug. 19 Special: THURSDAY, 4pm! -host: M. Magnasco
Mounya Elhilali
University of Maryland
Active listening: Rapid task-related receptive field plasticity and the computation of acoustic salience in primary auditory cortex

Sep. 13 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: A. Libchaber
Nir Gov
Weizmann Institute
Cytoskeletal control of the red-blood cell membrane
Abstract

Sep. 14 -host: M. Magnasco
Karel Svoboda
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
Wiring of neocortical circuits

Sep. 21 -- NO SEMINAR

Sep. 28 -host: E. Kussell
Joshua Weitz
Princeton
Co-evolutionary arms races between E. coli and Lambda Phage
Abstract

Oct. 5 -host: M. Magnasco
Raphael Irizarry
Johns Hopkins
Putting knowledge of microarray probe hybridization properties to good use

Oct. 7 Special: THURSDAY, 4pm! -host: A. Libchaber
Nigel Goldenfeld
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Biocomplexity in action: Pattern formation and microbial ecology at Yellowstone's hot springs
Abstract

Oct. 12 -host: N. Buchler
Michelle Wang
Cornell
Single molecule explorations of protein-DNA interactions

Oct. 19 -host: N. Buchler
David Grier
New York University
The guiding light: Transforming mesoscopic (bio)materials with holographic optical traps

Oct. 25 Special: Monday, 4pm! -host: N. Buchler
Martin Nowak
Harvard
Evolutionary graph theory

Oct. 26 -host: M. Magnasco
John Pearson
Los Alamos National Labs
A tale of two topologies: Canonical forms for ion channel data analysis
Abstract

Nov. 2 -host: E. Siggia
Steve Quake
Caltech
Imaging information in DNA

Nov. 9 -host: S. Leibler
Pierre Hohenberg
New York University
The foundations of quantum mechanics: an update

Nov. 11 Special: THURSDAY, 2pm! -host: N. Khuri
David B. Mumford
Brown University
Finding discrete events and objects in a continuous world

Nov. 11 Special: THURSDAY, 4pm! -host: T. Kapoor
Gaudenz Danuser
U.C. San Diego
News from the front: Quantitative fluorescent speckle microscopy reveals two functionally distinct networks driving the protrusion of migrating cells

Nov. 16 -host: E. Segal
Nir Friedman
Hebrew University
Probabilistic models for identifying regulatory networks

Nov. 23 -- NO SEMINAR

Nov. 29 Special: MONDAY, 2pm! -host: E. Kussell
Michel Devoret
Yale
The quantum computer, miracle or mirage? Controlling the macroscopic quantum state of an integrated circuit

Nov. 30 -host: M. Louis
Johannes Jaeger
Stony Brook
Shift happens: Dynamic control of positional information by the Drosophila gap gene network

Dec. 7 -- NO SEMINAR

Dec. 8 Special: WEDNESDAY, 4pm! -host: E. Kussell
David Haig
Harvard
Broken symmetries: Genomic imprinting and social behavior

Dec. 14 -host: E. Kussell
Eugene Shakhnovich
Harvard
A physical view on evolution of protein structures and gene families

Dec. 17-18 -Numbers and Nature Symposium
Why?: Mitchell Feigenbaum's 60th birthday
Time?: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Location?: 17th floor of the Weiss building
Schedule

Dec. 20 Special: MONDAY, 4pm! -host: N. Buchler
Yitzhak Rabin
Bar-Ilan University
DNA in nanopore: Counterion condensation, coion depletion and unzipping hairpins


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