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2020/2021 Schedule: every other Thursday at noon on Zoom:
October 8: Sidhartha Goyal, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Beyond the yin and yang of cell competition in mammals
October 15: Matthieu Schapira, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto
Chemical probes for all human proteins: an impossible project?
November 5: Anton Zilman, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Biophysics of the Nuclear Pore Complex
November 12: Cecile Fradin, Department of Physics, McMaster University
The early fly embryo as a test tube for microscopists
November 26: Vincent Tabard-Cossa, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
Quantifying Biomarker Concentration Using Solid-State Nanopores
January 14: Jorg Matysik, University of Leipzig, Germany
January 28: Jean-Philippe Julien, Hospital for Sick Children
Protein engineering to leverage binding avidity against infectious diseases
February 11: Ashleigh Tuite, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
The COVID-19 end game
February 25: Ruby Sullan, University of Toronto Missisauga
Breaking through the barriers: a multi-pronged strategy towards targeting bacteria
March 11: Aidan Brown, Physics Department, Ryerson University
March 18: Dwayne Miller, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto
Fundamental Space-Time Limits to Imaging Chemistry and Biology: Towards Making a Molecular Map of the Cell
March 25: Andreas Mayer, Lewis-Siegler Institute, Princeton University
A Langevin approach to dynamics of the human immune system
April 8: Jennifer Gommerman, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Using Translational and Reverse-Translational Approaches
April 15: Wade Zeno, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California
May 6: Patrick Lusk, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University
May 20: Mario Ostrowski, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital
June 3: Alon Oyler-Yaniv, Institute for Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Spatial and temporal feedbacks in the immune system balance host defense and tissue integrity
What is BiophysTO?
BiophysTO aims to bring together the Toronto Biophysics community and promote scientific interactions and potential collaborations among scientists, across departments and campuses, with the focus on the quantitative characterization of biological molecules, processes, and systems. The talks are meant to attract a wide audience of students and PIs with diverse backgrounds and will feature local as well as national and international speakers.
The talks will be held twice a month on Thursdays between 12 – 1 pm in either the McLennan Physical Laboratories room 606 (at the St. George campus) or in the Davis Building room 3129 (at UTM). They will be streamed online between the two campuses through a video conferencing setup. All are welcome.
Who's Organizing These Events?
If you have suggestions for speakers or would like to get more involved, please contact one of the members of our organizing committee:
Walid Houry (Biochemistry)
Anton Zilman (Physics/IBME)
Sid Goyal (Physics/IBME)
Andrea Guljas (Biochemistry)
Wilson Zhi (Biochemistry)
James Otis (Biochemistry)
Who's Paying for This?
This series has been made possible through the generous financial support of the following Departments:
UofT St. George: Chemistry/ Biochemistry/Physics/IBBME/Medical Biophysics
Who's Involved in BiophysTO?
Alan Davidson, Alan Moses, Andrew Woolley, Anton Zilman, Avi Chakrabartty, Charlie Deber, Chris McCulloch, Christopher M. Yip, Claudiu Gradinaru, Craig Simmons, Dave McMillen, David Williams, Emil Pai, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, Gil Privé, Hue Sun Chan, James Rini,John Glover, Jonathan Rocheleau, Joshua Milstein, Julie Forman-Kay, Lewis Kay, Mitsu Ikura, Oliver Ernst, Paul Fraser, Régis Pomès, Reinhart Reithmeier, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Rongmin Zhao, Scott Prosser, Sergio Grinstein, Sidhartha Goyal, Simon Sharpe, Tigran Chalikian, Trevor Moraes, Virgis Barzda, Walid A. Houry, Warren Chan, Will Ryu, William Trimble