MIT Biophysics Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the return of our bi-weekly MIT Biophysics Seminar Series! Spring 2024 seminars will be held every other Wednesday at 4:15pm in the Duboc Room (4-331). 


Please find the offical dates and list of speakers below. This site will continue to be updated with more information as it comes in.

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Spring 2024 Biophysic Seminar Series Speakers: 

February 21, 2024 - Aleksandra Walczak LPENS - The Ecole Normale Supérieure PSL - "Learning from mice and birds: active (?) matter and collective (?) behaviour."  

February 28, 2024 - Sebastian StreichanUniversity of California, Santa Barbara - "Design principles of fate, forces, form, and function: From embryogenesis to synthetic morphogenesis." 

March 13, 2024 - Roya ZandiUniversity of California, Riverside - "Theoretical principles of viral capsid self-organization and genome packaging" 

April 10, 2024 - Daniel Segrè Boston University - "The role of environmental complexity in microbial ecosystem metabolism" 

May 8, 2024 - Yariv Kafri, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - "Stability of Discrete and Continuous-Symmetry Flocks"


Other Biophysic Seminar Speakers: 



Previous Biophysics Seminar Speakers: 

September 6, 2023 - Erwin Frey, University of Munich - "Geometry in Motion: from protein patterns to cell-like function"

September 20, 2023 - Stefano Di Talia, Duke University - "Waves, gradients and flows in embryogenesis and regeneration"

October 4, 2023 - John Marko, Northwestern University - "Structure, mechanics and topology of human chromosomes and nuclei"

October 18, 2023 - Ned Wingreen, Princeton University - "Capillary attraction underlies bacterial collective dynamics"

November 1, 2023 - Frédéric van Wijland, Paris City University - "Time - (ir)reversibility in active matter: from micro to macro" 

November 8, 2023 - Ada Altieri, Paris City University - "Disordered Generalized Lotka-Volterra model with demographic fluctuations: number of equilibria, glassiness, and beyond" 

November 15, 2023 - Ingmar Riedel-Kruse, The University of Arizona - "Synthetic cell-cell adhesins and 4-bit logic for programming multicellular bacterial patterns and materials"

November 29, 2023 - Thierry Mora, LPENS - The Ecole Normale Supérieure PSL - "Propagating waves of immune-virus coevolution" 

December 6, 2023 - Ilya Nemenman, Emory University - title to com

Other Previous Speakers: 

September 12, 2023 | 10:30 am | Duboc Room -  Mauro Mobilia, University of Leeds - "Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Microbial Populations in Fluctuating Environments"

September 20, 2023 | 10:30 am | PLS Common Area (4-332) - Lanying Zeng, Texas A &M University - "Single-Cell Studies of Phage Infection and Implications on Antibacterial Strategies"



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