Past Short Talks

June 14:
* Gabriel Neurohr – “Excessive cell growth causes cytoplasm dilution and contributes to senescence”

June 7:
* Sam Rodriques – “Slide-Seq: Adding the Spatial Dimension to RNA Sequencing”

May 17:
* Vishal Patil – “Spaghetti and knots: mechanics and topology of twisted elastic rods”

* Sarah Marzen – “Biological prediction”

May 10:
* Anton Goloborodko – “Structure and formation of mitotic chromosomes”

May 3:
* Gabriel Leventhal – “Dissecting the genomic diversity of pink berry microbial communities across physical length scales”

Apr 19:
* James Pelletier – “Division of artificial cells.
Part 1: JCVI-syn3.0, a genomically minimal cell.
Part 2: Xenopus egg extracts, in vitro cytoplasm.”

Apr 5:
* Agnese Curatolo – “Self-assembly of protein-made structures”

Mar 22:
* Junang Li – “Quantifying dissipation using fluctuating currents”

Mar 15:
* Hong Chen – “This perpetual life: new insights on reproduction, sexual selection and evolution”

Mar 8:
* Gabriel Popkin – “What it is like to be a science writer?”

Feb 22:
* Leenoy Meshulam – “Can renormalization group help us understand the brain?”

*Jeremy Owen – “Thermodynamic bounds on nonequilibrium response with biochemical applications”

Feb 8:
* Alexandru Bacanu – “Metabolic coupling of thermodynamics and mesoscopic stochastic fluctuations in an ATP chemostatted system”

Feb 1:
* Sherry Chu – “Bacterial range expansions in the presence of environmental heterogeneities”

Jan 25:
* Hridesh Kedia – “Dynamical fine-tuning to external forcing in disordered networks of bistable springs”

Jan 11:
* David Theurel – “A (new?) way in which sexual selection flushes out bad genes”

* Simon Lax – “Predicting coral bleaching risk through symbiont interaction networks”

Jan 4:
* Peter Foster – “Experimental Measurements of Dissipation and Efficiency in an Active Cytoskeletal Material”

Nov 30:
* Vida Jamali – “From Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystalline Solutions to Functional Fibers”

*Gili Bisker – “What can nonequilibrium do for you?”

Nov 16:
* Martina Dal Bello on “Attraction to pheromones in C. elegans can be reversed through associative learning”

*Yoav Soen on “How every individual adapts to its own internal perturbations?”

Nov 2:
*Yohai Bar-Sinai on “Data-driven discretization: a method for systematic coarse graining of partial differential equations”

*Sarah Marzen on “Novelty detection aids reinforcement learners in fluctuating environments”

Oct 12:
*Jordan Horowitz on “Bacterial range expansions on a growing front: Roughness, fixation, and directed percolation”

Oct 5:

*Joe Scherrer on “Brain implants for unraveling songbird neural circuitry”

*Erik Hoel on “Emergence and reduction in complex systems”

Sept 21:
*Tianshu Wang on “Diffusion of colloidal rods in a bacterial bath”

*Shin Haruta from Tokyo Metropolitan University on “Model microbial consortia as tools for understanding complex microbial communities”

Sept 14:
*Jie Lin from Ariel Amir’s lab on “Homeostasis of protein and mRNA concentrations in growing cells”

Aug 17:
* Assaf Amitai on “Why does HIV have so few spike proteins on its surface, unlike any other virus?”
* Jinghui Li from the Fakhri Lab

Aug 10:
* Henrik Ronnellenfitsch on “Optimal noise-canceling networks”
* Dani Amor and Anthony Ortiz: Poster previews

July 27
* Heyi Liang from Univ. of Akron on “Rational Design of Strain-Adaptive Elastomers as Artificial Tissues”
* Zilu Wang from Univ. of Akron on “Modeling Polymer Reactions in Computer Simulation”

May 11:
* Bobby Marsland on “Who’s in charge? From environmental filtering to environmental engineering in microbial communities.”
* Alex Klotz from the Doyle lab on “Dynamics of Knotted DNA and Knots in DNA.”

May 4:
* Bertrand Ottino-Loffler on “The Evolutionary Dynamics of Incubation Periods”
* Juan Colunga on “The energy cost of living and dying”

April 13:
* Martin Lenz on “Why does actomyosin contract?”
* Alex Siegenfeld from the Kardar lab on “Political Polarization as a Statistical Field”

April 6:
* Jean-Benoit Lalanne from the Li lab on “Do cells care about the abundance of their proteins?”
* Tzer Han Tan from the Fakhri lab on “Quantifying dissipation in biological matter using time irreversibility”

Mar 30:
* Martin Falk on “Collagen-Inspired Self-Assembly of Twisted Filaments”
* Archishman Raju from Jim Sethna’s group on “Renormalization group and normal form theory”

March 23:
* Jonasz Slomka from the Dunkel lab on “Chiral-symmetry breaking and triad interactions in active turbulence”
* Jeremy Owen from the England lab on “Detecting relevant hidden states”

March 16:
* Alum Eugene Yurtsev on “Machine Learning vs. Finance”
* PLS Fellow Dino Osmanovich on “Statistical physics of systems when all particles are different”

Jan 5:
* Alum Ylaine Gerardin on “Data-driven design of microbiome therapeutics”
* Tzer Han Tan from the Fakhri Lab on “Dynamics of mechanochemical patterning in single cell”

Dec 8:
* Alexandru Hening from Tufts University on “Persistence and extinction for populations in random environments”

Dec 1:
* Emi Zumbro from the Alexander-Katz group on “Designing multivalent inhibitors”
* Mendeli Vainstein on “Microscopic Langevin model for the modified Fürth equation”

Nov 10:
* Johannes Nuebler from the Mirny group will present on “Active polymer models for the 3D organization of chromosomes”
* Yoon from the Fakhri group will present on “SOLAR-STORM: Fast and robust 3D localization of fluorophores in dense clusters”

Nov 3:
* Shreyas Gokhale on “Dynamical facilitation and the glass transition”
* Yulong Han and Yukun Hao from Ming Guo’s group will present on “Critical behavior in a growing tumor”.

Oct 13:
* Alex Solon “Optimal paths on the road network as directed polymers”
* Jan Spille “Mediator and Pol II Cluster Dynamics in Live Stem Cells”

Oct 6:
* Junang Li on “Inferring Dissipations from Current Fluctuations”
* Akshit Goyal “Cross-feeding metabolisms: yay or nay?”

Sept 29:
* Tommaso Biancalani on “Escapement mechanisms and the conversion of disequilibria”
* Sergey Belan on “Bernoulli experiment under restart”