Author Archive

Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, April 16, 2014 Whitney Lee, The Physics of Myelin “I’m a second year graduate student in the Center for Molecular Medicine at Wayne State University. I work in the lab of Dr Robert Skoff looking at the potential role of mitochondria in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease.” /files/presentations/2/Lee2014.pdf Greg Moyerbrailean, The role of RNA-binding […]

Dr. Zi Chen Washington University Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, April 9, 2014 Presentation /files/presentations/2/Chen2014.pdf Biography http://taberlab.seas.wustl.edu/index.php/zi-chen Links

Vito Conte Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia Barcelona Spain Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, April 2, 2014 Abstract A fundamental feature of multicellular organisms is their ability to self-repair wounds through the movement of epithelial cells into the damaged area1,2. This collective cellular movement is commonly attributed to a combination of cell crawling and […]

Dr. Barbara Tzschentke Humboldt-University of Berlin WG Perinatal Adaptation Institute of Biology Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, March 26, 2014 Abstract ‘Imprinting’ describes a fundamental process of life, which occurs during limited periods of fetal (in birds embryonic) development and early phases of life. It has long-lasting effects and may be even passed on […]

Associate Professor Martin Hanczyc University of Southern Denmark Department of Physics and Chemistry Associate Professor Daniel Merkle University of Southern Denmark Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, March 19, 2014 Presentation /files/presentations/2/Hanczyc2014.pdf /files/presentations/2/Merkle2014.pdf Links http://flint.sdu.dk/index.php?page=martin-hanczyc http://www.imada.sdu.dk/~daniel/

Henry Heng Molecular Medicine and Genetics Wayne State University School of Medicine 4D-Genomics Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, March 12, 2014 Abstract Genetics and evolution represent two of the most important scientific disciplines and hold significant roles in the foundation of current biology.  To date, however, most molecular understanding of these subjects is based on gene-centric concepts, leading to many obvious […]

Michael L. Smith Department of Biomedical Engineering Boston University Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, March 5, 2014 Abstract A growing trend in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is to view cells, matrices and whole tissues from a materials science perspective. The rationale behind this novel approach to considering biological problems is that the material […]

Genaro Juárez Martínez Unconventional Computing Group University of the West of England United Kingdom Presented in the Embryo Physics Course,  February 19, 2014 Abstract Since their inception at `Macy conferences’ in later 1940s complex systems remain the most controversial topic of inter-disciplinary sciences. The term `complex system’ is the most vague and liberally used scientific […]

Professor Michael Ruse Florida State University Department of Philosophy Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, February 12, 2014 Paper related to talk: Ruse, M. (2013). From organicism to mechanism—and halfway back? In: Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology. Ed.: B.G. Henning & A. Scarfe, Lexington Books: 409-430. Presentation /files/presentations/2/Ruse2014.pdf Biography Education: B.A., (Philosophy and […]

Matthew A. Wyczalkowski Ding Lab, The Genome Institute Washington University School of Medicine Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, January 29, 2014 Abstract The healing of embryonic wounds yields insight into mechanical forces which shape a developing organism. Here we characterize healing of wounds in epithelia of early stage chick embryos, and use a newly […]