We expect the typical audience member to be a PI or advisee working on BP/PB (Biological Physics/Physical Biology), very broadly defined. Our goal is to keep each other informed of exciting other things going on in biophysics outside of our own little silos, and importantly, to introduce early career people to the exciting possibilities in biophysics research.

This seminar series is independently organized and operates without sponsors.

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BPPB live tweeting honor roll:
Peter Foster; Brian Munsky; Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan; Brian Camley; Vivek Prakash; Kirsty Wan; Akanksha Thawani; Haneul Yoo; Olivia Leland; Arnold Mathijssen; Jasmine Nirody; Tapomoy Bhattacharjee X 2; Dan Rokshar; Purushottam Dixit; Anna Bajur; Todd Gingrich; Wallace Marshall; Eric Dufresne; Maggie Johnson; Kinjal Dasbiswas; Ned Wingreen; Rana Ashkar; Manasa Kandula.

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All times are given in terms of Eastern Daylight Time.


Friday, December 11th, 2020

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Prof. Wylie Ahmed
Non-equilibrium fluctuations in living matter
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, January 15th, 2021

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Prof. Robijn Bruinsma
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Friday, June 12th, 2020

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Friday, July 17th, 2020

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Dr. Kandice Tanner
The role of tissue biophysics in cancer metastasis
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Friday, August 28th, 2020

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Dr. Ann Hermundstad
Knowing where you are and where you want to go: navigating with a neural compass
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Friday, September 25th, 2020

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Prof. Bree Aldridge
The apples fall far from the tree: layers of heterogeneity and stress tolerance in tubercle bacilli
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Friday, October 9th, 2020

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Prof. Mogens Jensen
Chaos in cells
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, October 16th, 2020

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Prof. Mike Murrell
The wetting and de-wetting of active droplets
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Prof. Lisa Manning
How do cells in dense tissues know when to move? And when to stop moving?
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

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Dr. Filipa Rijo-Ferreira
Malaria parasites have intrinsic clocks
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Prof. Michael Shelley
Fluid dynamics of living cells
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Friday, November 6th, 2020

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Prof. Sarah Keller
Membrane phase separation in quasi-2D (tutorial talk)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Prof. Sarah Keller
Surprising sizes – big domains in living membranes and little domains in model membranes (research talk)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Friday, November 20th, 2020

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Prof. Buzz Baum
The evolution of cell division: from archaea to eukaryotes
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM