Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Jun 22

    Theory Lunch: Vadim Gladyshev

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    WAB 563

    Vadim Gladyshev
    Department of Medicines and Genetics
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

    Title: Mechanisms of aging and longevity

    Abstract: What is aging? When does it begin? Is it a normal, physiological process that predisposes to pathology/disease, or it is a pathology/disease itself? How can the aging process be delayed? Can it be reversed? How does Nature solve these questions, as there is a great diversity in aging patterns and lifespans across species, cell types, and model organisms? These are...

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  • 2018 Jun 29

    Theory Lunch: Katie Bentley

    12:00pm to 2:00pm



    Katie Bentley
    Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
    Uppsala University, Sweden

    Title: Temporal adaptation of collective cell behaviour and vascular branching structures

    Abstract: How long does it take cells to collectively make a decision? And how do local tissue conditions impact the speed of collective deliberations, and the subsequent morphogenesis they control? These are the questions I will focus on, considering specifically how endothelial cells decide when and where to extend...

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  • 2018 Jul 06

    Seminar: Joshua François

    10:00am to 12:00pm


    WAB 436

    Joshua François
    Bioengineering Department
    University of California, San Diego

    Title: Investigating the effect of matrix density on the kinematics and mechanics of neutrophil migration in three-dimensional extracellular matrices

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  • 2018 Aug 02

    Seminar: Adam Rendall

    2:30pm to 3:30pm


    WAB 436
    Title: Models for the initiation of T cell activation

    Abstract: This talk is concerned with mathematical models describing events during the 
    first few minutes after the encounter of a naive mature T cell with its 
    antigen. I will describe results obtained with Eduardo Sontag showing that 
    some of these models exhibit behaviour which had not previously been noticed 
    such as multiple steady states and damped oscillations. In addition I will 
    discuss features of the response function which are predicted...

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  • 2018 Oct 12

    Theory Lunch: Daniel Fisher

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    Title: Evolution, ecology and diversity in high dimensions
  • 2018 Nov 09

    Theory Lunch: Elizabeth Tran



    WAB 563

    Elizabeth Tran
    Department of Biochemistry
    Purdue University

    Title: Dynamic regulation of gene expression by long non-coding RNAs

    Abstract: Long non-coding (lnc)RNAs, once thought to merely represent noise from imprecise transcription initiation, have now emerged as major regulatory entities of gene expression in all eukaryotes. Major efforts are now being put forth to identify the mechanism(s) of action for individual lncRNAs. Using the budding yeast S. cerevisiae as a model, we found that lncRNAs associated...

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