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Symposium

S12: The Physics of Living Cells

9:10AM-12:10PM, Sunday, June 22, 2014

D212, Building D, Institute of Physics (IoP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Session Organizers: Yuhai Tu (Chair), Aihua Xie, Qi Ouyang

Session Chair: Yuhai Tu (IBM Watson Research Center, USA)

 

9:10-9:15

Introductory Comments

Yuhai Tu

IBM Watson Research Center, USA

9:15-9:45

Positioning of microtubule asters in 3D confinement by pushing and pulling forces

Marileen Dogterom

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Abstract

9:45-10:00

Narcosis due to aggregated inert gas molecules

Haiping Fang

Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract

10:00-10:30

Traveling waves and instabilities in an expanding bacterial colony

Lei-Han Tang

Beijing Computational Science Research Center /
Hong Kong Baptist University

Abstract

10:30-10:40   Coffee Break
10:40-10:55

Growth dependent behavioral difference in bacterial chemotaxis

Junhua Yuan

University of Science and Technology of China

Abstract

10:55-11:25

Alignment vs noise: a simple but non-trivial framework for active matter

Hugues Chate

CEA - Saclay, France

Abstract

11:25-11:40

ACTIVE MECHANICS OF INFORMATION PROCESSING AND COMPUTATION AT THE CELL SURFACE

Madan Rao

National Centre for Biological Sciences of India

Abstract

11:40-12:10

Chemotaxis in Dictyostelium– Using physical models to decipher the mechanisms

Herbert Levine

Rice University, USA

Abstract

 

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