Archive for the ‘Course 2012’ Category

Michelangelo von Dassow mvondass(at} Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, February 29, 2012 Abstract In nature, developing organisms encounter numerous types of variation that influence the mechanics of the organism. Studying how embryos respond to this variation illuminates how biomechanics contributes to phenotypic variation. I will focus on two examples from my own work: frog […]

Glauco R. Souza Chief Scientific Officer n3D Biosciences, Inc. Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, February 8, 2012 Abstract In vitro cell culturing is an essential process in emerging areas of biotechnology, such as stem cell research, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and drug discovery. Traditional cell culturing is carried out in Petri dishes or media-filled […]

Spyros Papageorgiou ‘Demokritos’, Athens, Greece Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, February 15, 2012 Abstract Hox gene clusters are very frequent in many animal genomes and their role in development is pivotal. Particularly in vertebrates, intensive efforts have established several properties of Hox clusters. The collinearity of Hox gene expressions (spatial, temporal and quantitative) […]

Lisa Willis CoMPLEX, University College London Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, January 25, 2012 Abstract Over the last 200 million years, a number of aquatic unicellular eukaryotic organisms have evolved techniques to sequester and assemble biominerals into exogenous structures. The results seen today are high-fidelity, mineralized exoskeletons featuring patterned complex nanoscale ornamentations that defy […]

Ille C. Gebeshuber Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Aramis Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, January 18, 2012 Abstract One of the fascinating aspects of nanotechnology is that on the nanometer scale all the natural […]

Timothy Newman Professor of Biophysics SULSA Research Chair of Systems Biology College of Life Sciences Presented in the Embryo Physics Course, January 11, 2012 Abstract Early stages of metazoan embryogenesis require large-scale topological and morphological transitions, involving hundreds or thousands of cells. A central aim of developmental biology is to understand and quantify the underlying […]