Biological Physics Journal Club (2018)

Organisers: Chiu Fan Lee [Jan - July] and Johannes Pausch [Oct - Dec]
Time: Fridays 2-3pm
Venue: Bessemer (4th floor) Meeting Room 2, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
[Unless indicated otherwise]

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Jan 12 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Papers: 1. Roostalu J, Hentrich C, Bieling P, Telley I A, Schiebel E and Surrey T (2011)
Directional Switching of the Kinesin Cin8 Through Motor Coupling
Science 332 94–9
2. Saito N and Kaneko K (2017)
Embedding dual function into molecular motors through collective motion
Scientific Reports 7 44288
Jan 19 Presenter: Robert Endres
Papers: 1. Tu Y (2008)
The nonequilibrium mechanism for ultrasensitivity in a biological switch: sensing by Maxwell’s demons
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 105 11737–41
2. Wang F, Shi H, He R, Wang R, Zhang R and Yuan J (2017)
Non-equilibrium effect in the allosteric regulation of the bacterial flagellar switch
Nat. Phys. 13 710–4
Venue: B204 in the Bessemer building
Jan 26 Presenter: Andrea Cairoli
Paper: Nikola N, Solon A P, Kafri Y, Kardar M, Tailleur J and Voituriez R (2016)
Active Particles with Soft and Curved Walls: Equation of State, Ratchets, and Instabilities
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 98001
Feb 2 Presenter: Jacob Cook
Papers: 1. Wissner-Gross A D and Freer C E (2013)
Causal Entropic Forces
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 168702
2. Hornischer H, Herminghaus S and Mazza M G (2017)
Intelligence of agents produces a structural phase transition in collective behaviour
Venue: B204 in the Bessemer building
Feb 9 Presenter: Jessica McQuade
Paper: Whitelam S (2015)
Hierarchical assembly may be a way to make large information-rich structures
Soft Matter 11 8225–35
Venue: B204 in the Bessemer building
Feb 16 Presenter: Linus Schumacher
Paper: Adler M, Mayo A, Zhou X, Franklin R A, Jacox J B, Medzhitov R and Alon U (2018)
Endocytosis as a stabilizing mechanism for tissue homeostasis
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 201714377
Feb 23 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Paper: Patel A, Malinovska L, Saha S, Wang J, Alberti S, Krishnan Y and Hyman A A (2017)
ATP as a biological hydrotrope
Science 356 753–6
Mar 2 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Williams M (2017)
Statistical physics of the symmetric group
Phys. Rev. E 95 42126
Mar 9 Presenter: David Nesbitt
Paper: Doostmohammadi A, Shendruk T N, Thijssen K and Yeomans J M (2017)
Onset of meso-scale turbulence in active nematics
Nat. Commun. 8 1–7
Mar 16 Presenter: Kim Parker
Paper: Kumar A, Henriquez Rivera R G and Graham M D (2014)
Flow-induced segregation in confined multicomponent suspensions: Effects of particle size and rigidity
J. Fluid Mech. 738 423–62
April 20 Research seminar: Alex Mietke (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex systems)
Self-organisation of curved and deforming active surfaces
May 4 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Paper: Giavazzi F, Paoluzzi M, Macchi M, Bi D, Scita G, Manning L, Cerbino R and Marchetti M C (2018)
Flocking Transitions in Confluent Tissues
Soft Matter
May 11 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Paper: Touboul J and Destexhe A (2017)
Power-law statistics and universal scaling in the absence of criticality
Phys. Rev. E 95, 012413
May 18 Presenter: Johannes Pausch
Paper: Drescher K, Dunkel J, Cisneros L H, Ganguly S and Goldstein R E (2011)
Fluid dynamics and noise in bacterial cell-cell and cell-surface scattering
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 108 10940–5
May 25 Presenter: Robert Endres
Paper: Andrieux D and Gaspard P (2008)
Nonequilibrium generation of information in copolymerization processes
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105 9516–21
Jun 1 Presenter: Ignacio Bordeu-Weldt
Paper: Brackley C A, Johnson J, Michieletto D, Morozov A N, Nicodemi M, Cook P R and Marenduzzo D (2017)
Nonequilibrium Chromosome Looping via Molecular Slip Links
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 1–5
Jun 8 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Terakawa T, Bisht S, Eeftens J M, Dekker C, Haering C H and Greene E C (2017)
The condensin complex is a mechanochemical motor that translocates along DNA
Science 358 672–6
Jun 15 Presenter: Ben Partridge
Paper: Whitelam S, Klymko K and Mandal D (2018)
Phase separation and large deviations of lattice active matter
J. Chem. Phys. 148 154902
Jun 22 Presenter: Jessica McQuade
Paper: Wang S-C, Low T Y F, Nishimura Y, Gole L, Yu W and Motegi F (2017)
Cortical forces and CDC-42 control clustering of PAR proteins for Caenorhabditis elegans embryonic polarization
Nat. Cell Biol. 19 988–95
Jun 29 Presenter: Jacob Cook
Paper: Marsland R, Cui W, Goldford J, Sanchez A, Korolev K and Mehta P (2018)
Available energy fluxes drive a phase transition in the diversity, stability, and functional structure of microbial communities
E-print: arXiv:1805.12516
Jul 6 Simon Schnyder (Kyoto University)
Research seminar: Colony growth of cells on a substrate
Venue: 2.24 in the Royal School of Mine
Oct 5 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Paper: Marsland R and England J (2018)
Active regeneration unites high- and low-temperature features in cooperative self-assembly
Physical Review E 98, 022411
Oct 12 Presenter: Kim Parker
Paper: Judea Pearl (2018)
Theoretical Impediments to Machine Learning With Seven Sparks from the Causal Revolution
Oct 19 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Tang Q-Y, et al (2017)
Critical Fluctuations in the Native State of Proteins
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 088102
Oct 26 Presenter: Ignacio Bordeu-Weldt
Paper: Rulands S, et al (2018)
Universality of clone dynamics during tissue development
Nature Physicsv 14, 469–474
Nov 2 Presenter: Andrea Cairoli (2017)
Paper: Kawaguchi K, Kageyama R and Sano M
Topological defects control collective dynamics in neural progenitor cell cultures
Nature 545, 327
Nov 9 Presenter: Ben Partridge
Paper: Manrique P D, et al (2018)
Generalized Gelation Theory Describes Onset of Online Extremist Support
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 048301
Nov 16 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
Paper: Cuartero S, et al (2018)
Control of inducible gene expression links cohesin to hematopoietic progenitor self-renewal and differentiation
Nature Immunology 19, 932
Nov 23 Presenter: Maksym Romenskyy
Paper: Pearce D J G and Turner M S
Emergent behavioural phenotypes of swarming models revealed by mimicking a frustrated anti-ferromagnet
J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20150520
Nov 30 Presenter: Jacob Cook
Paper: Geyrhofer L and Brenner N (2018)
Coexistence and cooperation in structured habitats
Dec 7 Presenter: David Nesbitt
Paper: Schnyder S K, Molina J J, Tanaka Y and Yamamoto R (2017)
Collective motion of cells crawling on a substrate: roles of cell shape and contact inhibition
Scientific Reports 7, 5163
Dec 14 Presenter: Jessica McQuade
Paper: Gross P, et al (2018)
Guiding self-organized pattern formation in cell polarity establishment
Nature Physics