Engineering & Physical Biology Symposium 2019

March 21, 2019
Engineering & Physical Biology Symposium 2019

The PhD Track in Engineering and Physical Biology (EPB) invites you to attend their annual Symposium, being held on Saturday April 6th from 9:30am to 1:00pm in the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Room B101. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. As in the past, this Symposium is designed to bring together students and faculty from diverse disciplines within the University and beyond. 

The EPB, now in its thirteenth year, provides a path for PhD students wishing to "probe living systems through the lens of physics and engineering." It is currently part of the MCO Graduate Program administered through MCB.

As in past years, the afternoon will provide a session for EPB students and faculty and the symposium speakers to discuss graduate student presentations.  The day culminates in the annual EPB Symposium dinner.  For more information, please contact Jim Henle henle@fas.harvard.edu

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:
Saturday, April 6, 2019     9:30AM – 1:00PM
Morning Session, open to the public
Northwest Building B101 

9:30 – 10:15
John Marko (Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern)
Micromechanical study of chromosome structure and protein/DNA interactions 

10:15 – 11:00
David Weitz (Physics and SEAS, Harvard)
Physics of soft condensed matter
 

11:00 – 11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15
Bob Sauer (Biology, M.I.T.)
Protein unfolding and degradation

12:15 – 1:00
Simon Alberti (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
Organizing living matter: the emerging role of phase transitions in biology