Lorentz Center - Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology from 8 May 2006 through 12 May 2006
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    Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology
    from 8 May 2006 through 12 May 2006

Monday May 8: From DNA to chromatin

Monday May 8: From DNA to chromatin


09:30-10:00 Registration


10:00-10:10 Opening

10:10-11:00 Martin Depken: The 30nm chromatin fiber, as dense as it gets

11:00-11:30 coffee & tea

11:30-12:20 Bednar: Elasticity and stability of chromatin 30 nm fibre under external mechanical stress

12.30-13.30 lunch break

15:00-15:50 Langowski: Structure and dynamics of the nucleosome and the 30 nm chromatin fiber  insights from single molecule techniques and simulations

15:50-16:10 coffee & tea

16:10-17:00 Victor: How to model the chromatin fiber? In vivo and in vitro perspectives

17:00-18:30 wine & cheese



Tuesday May 9: Cellular self-organisation


10:00-10:50 Bray: Mesoscopic events in living cells: insights from bacterial chemotaxis

10:50-11:20 coffee & tea

11:20-12:10 Kruse: Min-oscillations in Escherichia Coli

12.30-13.30 lunch break

16:00-16:50 Odde: Stochastic mechanics of the mitotic spindle

16:50-17:10 coffee break

17:10-18:00 Mulder: Entropy-driven spatial organization of highly confined polymers: lessons for the bacterial chromosome



Wednesday May 10: Physics of viruses


10:00-10:50 van der Schoot: Single-stranded RNA viruses as supramolecular complexes

10:50-11:20 coffee & tea

11:20-12:10 Gelbart: What determines the size of a virus?

12.30-13.30 lunch break

14.00-14.50 Gompper: Buckling and crumpling of virus shells and paper sheets

14.50-15.10 coffee & tea

15.10-16.00 Hendrix: Covalent crosslinking in phage HK97 capsid maturation: toward understanding how it happens and what it does

16.30 Departure to the port of Leiden

17:00 Boat trip with conference dinner



Thursday May 11: Inhomogeneous (active) biological membranes


10:00-10:50 Bassereau: Membrane nanotube formed by the pulling activity of molecular motors Role of curvature in lipid sorting

10:50-11:20 coffee & tea

11:20-12:10 Prost: tba

12.30-13.30 lunch break

16:00-16:50 Bausch: Physics of complex actin networks: from Molecules to Networks

16:50-17:10 coffee & tea

17:10-18:00 Gov: Active thermodynamics of cell membranes: local shapes and global morphology



Friday May 12


09:00-09:50 Gross: What can we understand about active transport and its regulation from purified experiments in vitro: the case of multiple motors and their regulation

09:50-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:10 Deserno: How can we simulate the mesoscale physics of biomembranes?

11:10-12:00 Golestanian: Rod-like polyelectrolyte brushes