The workshop on Emerging Themes in Cellular and Biomolecular Machines will be held Nov. 8-9, and is hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM).
The workshop will be held on the UC Merced campus on Nov. 8 (and by invitation only on Nov. 9 in Yosemite National Park). It will integrate talks, a poster session, networking, opportunities for collaborative discussions and breakout sessions, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.
* David Bishop, Boston University: “Mending Broken Hearts, the CELL-MET ERC”
* Steven M. Block, Stanford University, “Optical Tweezers: Biophysics in a New Light”
* Hana El-Samad, UCSF: “Biological Feedback Control”
* Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley: “Non-Equilibrium Regulation of Chromatin Accessibility and Transcription in Development”
* Kerwyn Casey Huang, Stanford University: “Physics of Bacterial Growth”
* Roger D. Kamm, MIT: “The Promise of Multi-cellular Engineered Living Systems”
* Susan Marqusee, UC Berkeley: “Protein Folding On and Off the Ribosome”
* Taher Saif, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Emergent Living Machines”
* Vivek Shenoy, University of Pennsylvania: “Cell-Matrix Interactions in Cancer: Multiscale Chemo-Mechanical Models"
* Sara Vassmer, University of Missouri, “Broader Impacts: Best Practices, Tools, & Resources for Success”
The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss overlapping scientific topics and to share current and best practices in center efforts in broader impacts. The workshop will host faculty from institutions across the country and provide collaborative and networking opportunities.
All are welcome to attend the Nov. 8 talks and poster session.