Computations in Science Seminars
Mar 2019
20
Wed 12:15
Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Organizer: Elizabeth Lee ()
Biological control: The versatile ways in which cells use feedback loops

In 1939, Walter Cannon wrote in his book The Wisdom of the Body: “The living being is an agency of such sort that each disturbing influence induces by itself the calling forth of compensatory activity to neutralize or repair the disturbances”. Since this remarkable statement that postulates the use of feedback control to support life, we have come to appreciate that the use of feedback loops is ubiquitous at every level of biological organization, from the gene to the ecosystem. In this talk, we introduce a technology to study feedback operation in endogenous biological systems. We also discuss some recent progress in building feedback control systems with biological molecules that can modulate the operation of cellular pathways.

Mar 2019
27
Wed 12:15
Arvind Murugan, University of Chicago
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Host: William Irvine ()
Organizer: Peter Chung ()
Apr 2019
3
Wed 12:15
Greg Bewley, Cornell University
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Host: William Irvine ()
Organizer: Steven Strong ()
Apr 2019
10
Wed 12:15
Oskar Hallatschek, UC Berkeley
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
Organizer: Zhiyue Lu ()
Apr 2019
17
Wed 12:15
Nikta Fakhri, MIT
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Apr 2019
24
Wed 12:15
Detlef Lohse, University of Twente
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Host: William Irvine ()
May 2019
1
Wed 12:15
Pankaj Mehta, Boston University
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Host: Stefano Allesina ()
May 2019
8
Wed 12:15
Thierry Emonet, Yale University
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Host: Stephanie Palmer ()
May 2019
15
Wed 12:15
David Lentik, Stanford
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Host: William Irvine ()
May 2019
22
Wed 12:15
Joshua Shaevitz, Princeton University
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Host: Arvind Murugan ()
May 2019
29
Wed 12:15
Xiaoming Mao, University of Michigan
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Host: William Irvine () and Vincenzo Vitelli ()
Jan 2020
8
Wed 12:15
Bob Rosner, University of Chicago
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Host: William Irvine ()