Imperial College Network of Excellence in Physics of Life
Biological Physics Journal Club (2024)


Our weekly Physics of Life seminars and journal clubs at Imperial College covers a wide range of topics in biological and soft matter physics. It aims to provide a highly interactive platform to facilitate discussion between researchers from different departments. Anyone is welcome and you can subscribe to the mailing list here. Regular attendees of the BPJC are expected to present on a rotational basis at the BPJC.

BPJC organiser: Patrick Jentsch
Time: Fridays 2-3pm [Unless indicated otherwise]
Venue: Sir Ernst Chain Building Rm. 319, South Kensington Campus

Upcoming meetings
Feb 23 Physics of Life Network seminar series
Kirsty Wan (Exeter)
Active motility and navigation strategies at the microscale
Venue: SECB 290
Mar 1 Presenter: Antonio Matas Gil
Mar 8 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Mar 15 Physics of Life Network seminar series
Stefano Bo (KCL)
Mar 22 Presenter: Patrick Jentsch
Mar 29 Presenter: Callum Britton
Apr 5 Presenter: Thibault Bertrand
Apr 12 Presenter: Tina Jia
Apr 19 Presenter: Ruben Perez-Carrasco

Past meetings
Jan 5 Presenter: Sulaimaan Lim
Paper: Vasudha Srivastava et al. (2023)
Configurational entropy is an intrinsic driver of tissue structural heterogeneity
bioRxiv 2023.07.01.546933
Jan 12 Presenter: Smitha Maretvadakethope
Paper: Anupam Dey and Debashis Barik (2021)
Potential Landscapes, Bifurcations, and Robustness of Tristable Networks
ACS Synth. Biol. 10, 391–401
Jan 19 Physics of Life Network seminar series
Ard Louis (Oxford)
Does evolution have a built-in Occam’s razor?
Jan 26 Presenter: Robert Endres
Pape: Gautam Reddy, Boris I Shraiman, Massimo Vergassola (2022)
Sector search strategies for odor trail tracking
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 119(1): e2107431118
Feb 2 Presenter: Sam Whitby
Paper: Omer Karin and Uri Alon (2021)
Temporal fluctuations in chemotaxis gain implement a simulated-tempering strategy for efficient navigation in complex environments
iScience 24, 102796
Feb 9 Presenter: Eloise Lardet
Paper: Wesley J. M. Ridgway, Mohit P. Dalwadi, Philip Pearce, and S. Jonathan Chapman (2023)
Motility-Induced Phase Separation Mediated by Bacterial Quorum Sensing
Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 228302
Feb 16 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Chul-Ung Woo, Heiko Rieger, Jae Dong Noh (2022)
Suppression of discontinuous phase transitions by particle diffusion
Phys Rev E 105 054144


BPJC in 2023
BPJC in 2022
BPJC in 2021
BPJC in 2020
BPJC in 2019
BPJC in 2018
BPJC in 2017
BPJC in 2016