New Directions in Biological Physics
Sunday, March 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Students and Post-Docs already working, or thinking about working, in the exciting field of Biological Physics. Faculty and staff interested in the cutting-edge of Biological Physics research are welcome, and will likely be attracted, given the caliber of the speakers. Each talk will give a broad introduction to the field, for the benefit of non-experts.
Biological physics studies a rich spectrum of fascinating phenomena in living organisms, which are not well understood, and can best be analyzed with the quantitative tools of experimental and theoretical physics. We selected four topics to encompass the diversity of this rapidly expanding field.
- Biomineralization: how living organisms harness physical and chemical mechanisms to form their hard biomineral skeletons1
- Protein dynamics and biomolecular function2
- Amyloids: protein folding, misfolding and fluctuations3
- Physics of Cancer4
Professor of Physics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
|1Pupa Gilbert||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|2Steven D. Schwartz||University of Arizona - Tucson|
|3Daniel Cox||University of California - Davis|
|4Wolfgang Losert||University of Maryland|