Biological Physics Journal Club (2017)

Organiser: Chiu Fan Lee
Time: Fridays 2-3pm
Venue: Bessemer (4th floor) Meeting Room 2, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
[Unless indicated otherwise]

here for the current schedule

Jan 13 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Paper: Lavrentovich M O, Horsley E M, Radja A, S weeney A M and Kamien R D (2016)
First-order patterning transitions on a sphere as a route to cell morphology
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 113 5189–94
Jan 20 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Paper: Lombardi F, Herrmann H J, Plenz D and de Arcangelis L (2016)
Temporal correlations in neuronal avalanche occurrence
Scientific Reports 6 24690
Jan 27 Presenter: Giovanni Sena
Paper: Chauvet H, Pouliquen O, Forterre Y, Legué V and Moulia B (2016)
Inclination not force is sensed by plants during shoot gravitropism
Scientific Reports 6 35431
Feb 3 Presenter: Robert Endres
Paper: Barato A C and Seifert U (2015)
Thermodynamic Uncertainty Relation for Biomolecular Processes
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 158101
Venue: Seminar room 321 in the Sir Ernst Chain building
Feb 17 Presenter: Andrea Cairoli
Paper: Weber C A, Lin Y T, Biais N and Zaburdaev V (2015)
Formation and dissolution of bacterial colonies
Phys. Rev. E. 92 32704
Feb 24 Presenter: Linus Schumacher
Paper: Posfai A, Taillefumier T and Wingreen N S (2017)
Metabolic Trade-Offs Promote Diversity in a Model Ecosystem
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 28103
Mar 3 Presenter: Benjamin Walter
Paper: Denk J, Huber L, Reithmann E and Frey E (2016)
Active Curved Polymers Form Vortex Patterns on Membranes
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 178301
Mar 10 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Hummer G and Szabo A (2015)
Optimal Dimensionality Reduction of Multistate Kinetic and Markov-State Models
J. Phys. Chem. B 119 9029–37
Mar 17 Presenter: David Nesbitt
Paper: Mora T, Walczak A M, Del Castello L, Ginelli F, Melillo S, Parisi L, Viale M, Cavagna A and Giardina I (2016)
Local equilibrium in bird flocks
Nature Physics 12 1153–7
Mar 24 Presenter: Kim Parker
Paper: López J-L, López-Ruiz R and Calbet X (2012)
Exponential wealth distribution in a random market. A rigorous explanation
J. Math. Anal. Appl. 386 195–204
May 5 Presenter: Ben Partridge
Paper: Chen D, Aw W Y, Devenport D and Torquato S (2016)
Structural Characterization and Statistical-Mechanical Model of Epidermal Patterns
Biophys. J. 111 2534–45
May 12 Presenter: Ignacio Bordeu-Weldt
Paper: Manukyan L, Montandon S A, Fofonjka A, Smirnov S and Milinkovitch M C (2017)
A living mesoscopic cellular automaton made of skin scales
Nature 544 173–9
May 19 Presenter: Johannes Pausch
Paper: Hafner A E, Santen L, Rieger H, Shaebani M R and Granek R (2016)
Run-and-pause dynamics of cytoskeletal motor proteins
Sci. Rep. 6 37162
May 26 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Garcia S, Hannezo E, Elgeti J, Joanny J-F, Silberzan P and Gov N S (2015)
Physics of active jamming during collective cellular motion in a monolayer
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 112 15314–9
Venue: B204 in the Bessemer building
Jun 9 Presenter: Jean David Wurtz
Paper: Berry J, Weber S C, Vaidya N, Haataja M and Brangwynne C P (2015)
RNA transcription modulates phase transition-driven nuclear body assembly
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112 E5237–45
Jun 16 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Paper: Schwab D J, Nemenman I and Mehta P (2014)
Zipf’s Law and Criticality in Multivariate Data without Fine-Tuning
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 068102
Jun 23 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Paper: Jiao Y, Lau T, Hatzikirou H, Meyer-Hermann M, Joseph C. Corbo J C and Torquato S (2014)
Avian photoreceptor patterns represent a disordered hyperuniform solution to a multiscale packing problem
Phys. Rev. E 89 22721
Jun 30 Presenter: Andrea Cairoli
Paper: Yang Y and Jiang H (2017)
Shape and Dynamics of Adhesive Cells: Mechanical Response of Open Systems
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 208102
Oct 20 Presenter: Linus Schumacher
Paper: Weitz S, Deutsch A and Peruani F (2015)
Self-propelled rods exhibit a phase-separated state characterized by the presence of active stresses and the ejection of polar clusters
Phys. Rev. E 92 12322
Oct 27 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Shankar S, Bowick M J and Marchetti M C (2017)
Topological Sound and Flocking on Curved Surfaces
Phys. Rev. X 7 31039
Nov 3 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Horowitz J M and England J L
Spontaneous fine-tuning to environment in many-species chemical reaction networks
PNAS 114 7565
Nov 10 Presenter: David Nesbitt
Paper: Saw T B, et al. (2017)
Topological defects in epithelia govern cell death and extrusion
Nature 544, 212
Nov 17 Presenter: Kim Parker
Paper: Cirillo P and Taleb N N (2016)
On the statistical properties and tail risk of violent conflicts
Phys. A Stat. Mech. its Appl. 452 29–45
Nov 24 Presenter: Ben Partridge
Paper: Liu G, et al (2017)
A motility-induced phase transition drives Myxococcus xanthus aggregation
Preprint: arXiv:1709.06012
Dec 1 Presenter: Ignacio Bordeu-Weldt
Paper: Nardini C, Fodor É, Tjhung E, van Wijland F, Tailleur J and Cates M E (2017)
Entropy Production in Field Theories without Time-Reversal Symmetry: Quantifying the Non-Equilibrium Character of Active Matter
Phys. Rev. X 7 21007
Dec 8 Presenter: Johannes Pausch
Paper: Amir A (2014)
Cell Size Regulation in Bacteria
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 208102
Dec 15 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Goehring N W, Trong P K, Bois J S, Chowdhury D, Nicola E M, Hyman A A and Grill S W (2011)
Polarization of PAR proteins by advective triggering of a pattern-forming system
Science 334 1137–41