KITP Program: Biological Frontiers of Polymer and Soft Matter Physics (May 2 - Jul 1, 2011)
in partnership with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and NIGMS
Coordinators: Alexander Y. Grosberg, Katharina Ribbeck, Michael Rubinstein

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Time Speaker Title
5/03, 11:00 a.m. Organizational Meeting
5/03, 11:35 a.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 12:15 p.m. Alexei Kornyshev
Paul van der Schoot
Short Introductory Presentations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/04, 10:00 a.m. Rony Granek
Ajay Gopinathan
Leonard Sander
Anatoly Kolomeisky
Philippe Marcq
Franco Ferrari
Short Introductory Presentations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 10:00 a.m. Ralf Everaers
Alexander Chervanyov
Kay Wiese
Short Introductory Presentations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 10:00 a.m. Participants Short Introductory Presentations + Mini-review[Podcast]
5/11, 10:00 a.m. Kevin Plaxco
Folding-based Technologies. How I Plan to Save the World Through Biomolecular Folding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 10:00 a.m. Omar Saleh
Stretching Flexible (Bio)polymers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/16, 10:00 a.m. Alexei Kornyshev
Imperial College & KITP
Discussion: DNA Biophysics - What is Universal and What is Sequence Dependent?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 10:00 a.m. Dan Needleman
Harvard SEAS, MCB & KITP
Spindle Assembly and Architecture: from Laser Ablation to Microtubule Nucleation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 2:30 p.m. Payam Rowghanian
Discussion: DNA Translocation and Capture
5/18, 10:00 a.m. Tom McLeish
Durham Univ. & KITP
Discussion: Nuclear Structure of DNA and its Encoding of Pluripotency
5/19, 10:00 a.m. KC Huang
Do the Twist: Self-organized Chirality in the Bacterial Cell Wall[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 2:30 p.m. Martin Depken
Vrije Univ. & KITP
Discussion: Transcriptional Proofreading Beyond Hopfield
5/23-27 Conference: Soft Matter Physics Approaches to Biology
5/31, 10:00 a.m. Participants Organizational Meeting
6/01, 10:00 a.m. Jens-Christian Meiners
Univ. of Michigan & KITP
DNA Mechanics and Transcriptional Control[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 10:00 a.m. Participants Short Talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
06/06, 12:15 p.m. Katharina Ribbeck
Selective Transport Through a Biological Nanopore - A Mechanistic Mystery[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
6/07, 10:00 a.m. Bill Eaton
Watching Single Protein Molecules Fold and Unfold by Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 10:00 a.m. Frederick MacKintosh
(Vrije Univ. & KITP)
Garyk Papoian
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Group Discussion: Motors vs Effective Temperature in Cytoskeletal Network Dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 2:00 p.m. Oliver Lieleg
Katharina Ribbeck
Group Discussion: Bio-polyelectrolytes, e.g. Mucins, and Their Interactions With Substrates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 10:00 a.m. Bill Eaton
Ising Like Model of Protein Folding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 10:00 a.m. Adam Zlotnick
Indiana Univ.
The Paths of Virus Assembly[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 2:00 p.m. Adam Zlotnick
Indiana Univ.
Short Talks: "Identifying Rare Intermediates in Virus Assembly Using Nanofluidic Single Particle Detection"[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 10:00 a.m. Participants Short Talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 2:00 p.m. Dmitrii Makarov
Univ. Texas, Austin & KITP
Response of Biomolecules to Mechanical Forces: Single-molecule Pulling, Catch Bonds, Etc.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 10:00 a.m. Zvonimir Dogic
Brandeis Univ.
Polymorphic Self-assembly through Chiral Control of Interfacial Tension[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 2:00 p.m. Robijn Bruinsma
RNA-directed Assembly of Viruses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/17, 10:00 a.m. Carlos Marques
Arlette Baljon
Garyk Papoian
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Self-assembled Lipid Bilayers: Interactions with Single DNA Molecules (Marques), Tube Extraction (Baljon) and Area Storage (Papoian) by Curvature Induced Proteins ...[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 10:00 a.m. Adam Cohen
Chemically Driven Mechanics: DNA Buckling and Migrating Gels[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 2:00 p.m. Yitzhak Rabin
Bar-Ilan Univ. & KITP
Discussion: Gels- Strings, Droplets and Tubes- How Does Phase Separation Take Place in a Connected Network? ...[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 10:00 a.m. Nir Gov
Weizmann Inst.
Effective Temperature of Red Blood Cell Membrane Fluctuations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 2:00 p.m. Carlos Marques
Garyk Papoian
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Mark Stevens
Self-assembled Lipid Bilayers: Interactions with Single DNA Molecules (Marques), Area Storage (Papoian) by Curvature Induced Proteins, Membrane Wrinkles (Stevens) ...[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 10:00 a.m. Participants Short Talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 2:00 p.m. Rony Granek
(Ben-Gurion Univ. & KITP)
Garyk Papoian, Organizer
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Proteins: Physics of Allostery[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/23, 10:00 a.m. Participants Short Talks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/23, 4:00 p.m. Yitzhak Rabin
Bar-Ilan Univ. & KITP
Truth Wears Off: Fundamental Limitation on Applicability of Statistical Methods to Study of Living Organisms and Complex Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 10:00 a.m. Andreas Bausch
Tech. Univ. of Munchen & KITP
Cytoskeletal Pattern Formation: Self Organization of Driven Filaments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 2:00 p.m. Rony Granek
(Ben-Gurion Univ. & KITP)
Mike Cates
(Edinburgh Univ. & KITP)
Models of Active Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/28, 10:00 a.m. Mireille Claessens
Univ. Twente & KITP
Alpha-synuclein Self Assembly Across Length Scales[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 10:00 a.m. Garyk Papoian
(Univ. Maryland)
Mark Stevens
Roland Netz
Carlos Marques, organizer
(ICS - CNRS - UdS)
Self-assembled Lipid Bilayers: Area Storage (Papoian) by Curvature Induced Proteins, Protein Binding and Tube Extraction (Stevens), Atomistic Simulations of the DPPC Main Transition (Netz) and Area Increase and Phase Separation in Hydroperoxidized Lipid Membranes (Marques)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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