KITP Program: New Physical Approaches to Molecular and Cellular Machines (Apr 3 - Jun 30, 2006)
Coordinators: David Bensimon, Robijn Bruinsma, Philip Nelson, Adrian Parsegian

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Time Speaker Title
4/04, 10:00 a.m. Mr. Kevin Towles
Drexel University
Measuring Nanoscopic Heterogeneities in Model Membranes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Maxime Dahan
Amplification in Gradient Sensing by Nerve Growth Cones Through Asymmetric Redistribution of Membrane Receptors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/06, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Xavier Michalet
Novel Single-Molecule Fluorescence Methods[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/07, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Watt Webb
Ultrafast Nonlinear Microscopy Illuminating the Biophysics of Life[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Watt Webb
Molecular Motors and Molecular Generators of Life in Action[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/11, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Giovanni Zocchi
Evanescent Wave Scattering: A High Resolution Probe for Conformational Changes of Biomolecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Stephen Adams
Genetically-Encoded Tags for Proteins[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Matthias Weiss
German Research Ctr.
Mesoscopic Simulations of Membranes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Tanniemola Liverpool
Univ. of Leeds
Phases and Mechanics of Motor/filament Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Matthew Turner
Univ. of Warwick
The Role of Lipid Recycling in Raft Size Control[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Pierre Sens
Chromosome Motion and Positioning in Mitosis[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Anton Zilman
Rockefeller Univ.
Physics of the Nuclear Pore Transport[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Sean Sun
Johns Hopkins Univ.
How Do Molecules Walk?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Alexei Kornyshev
University of London
An Overview of DNA Interaction, Recognition, and Aggregation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 3:00 p.m. Dr. Roland Netz
Technical University Munich
Propulsion with Semi-Flexible Polymers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 3:00 p.m. Dr. Mulugata Bekele
Addis Ababa University
Brownian Heat Engine -- A Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/18, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Xavier Darzacq
Live Cell Analysis of RNA Polymerase II Transcription[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/19, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Udo Seifert
Stuttgart University
Stochastic Thermodynamics: Energy Conservation and Entropy Production Along Single Trajectories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Everett Lipman, UCSB Single-Molecule FRET: An Introduction and Some Applications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Meredith Betterton
University of Colorado
Unwinding of DNA by Helicases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Fei Liu
Tsinghua University
Dynamic Disorder in Receptor-ligand Forced Dissociation Experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/25, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Amber Wells
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Getting the Message Out: Motors that Move mRNA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Paul Selvin
University Illinois
Single Molecule Studies of Molecular Motors, Both in vitro & in vivo.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Rob Phillips
Kinetic Proofreading: A New Mechanism for Reducing Errors in Biosynthetic Processes Requiring High Specificity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/27, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Andrea Liu
University of Pennsylvania
Actin Based Motility[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/27, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Marileen Dogterom
FOM Institute AMOLF
Cytoskeleton-based Force Generation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Frank Jülicher
Max Planck
Force Generation and Cellular Dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Arlette Baljon
San Diego State
Statistical Models for Observed Shapes of the Mitochondrial Crista Membrane[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Anatoly Kolomeisky
Rice University
Coupling of Two Motor Proteins: A New Motor Can Move Faster[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Omar Saleh
Ftsk: A "Formula 1" Molecular Motor[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Michelle Wang
Mechano-Chemical Kinetics of Transcription Elongation
5/04, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Julie Theriot
Stanford University
Crawling Cells and Comet Tails[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Xiaoliang Xie
Single Molecule Enzymology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Enrico Gratton
UC Irvine
Tracking Protein-coated Particles in 3D using a Two-photon Microscope[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/09, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Stephen Kowalczykowski
UC Davis
Visualization of Protein-DNA Complexes at the Single-Molecule Level[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Richard Ebright
The Mechanism of RNA Polymerase I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Richard Ebright
The Mechanism of RNA Polymerase II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Jens-Christian Meiners
University Michigan
Dynamics of Single DNA Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. James Spudich
Molecular Motors: From Streaming in Nitella to Single Molecule Analysis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 3:30 p.m. Dr. James Spudich
Continued Discussion on Cytokinesis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Klaus Schulten
Proteins with Mechanical Functions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Julie Theriot
Stanford & KITP
The Bacterial Cytoskeleton[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/16, 10:00 a.m. Dr. T. J. Ha
University Illinois
Advances in Single Molecule FRET[Podcast][Aud]
5/17, 10:00 a.m. Dr. T. J. Ha
University Illinois
Single Molecule Studies of Helicases Mechanisms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/18, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Sriram Ramaswamy
Indian Institute of Science
Bugs, Motors, Copper Rods, and Brownian Inchworms[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Chris Jarzynski
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics at the Microscale[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/23, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Alexander Vologodskii
How Protein-induced Local DNA Bends Can Regulate Global DNA Topology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/23, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Remus T. Dame
Bacterial Chromatin Organization: Insights from Single and Dual DNA Micromanipulation Experiments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Tom Ellenberger
Washington University School of Medicine
The Anatomy of Infidelity. Lesion Bypass by High and Low Accuracy DNA Polymerases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/25, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Tom Ellenberger
Washington University School of Medicine
DNA End Joining and Recombination in Three Dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/26, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Stefan Hell
Breaking Abbe's Barrier: Far-field Fluorescence Microscopy with Diffraction-unlimited Resolution[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Jonathan Widom
5/31, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Jonathan Widom
Chromatin, contd[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Laura Finzi
Emory Univ.
Transcriptional DNA Looping[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 3:30 p.m. Prof. Alexander Grosberg
Univ. Minnesota & KITP
Protein Sliding Along DNA[Podcast][Aud]
6/02, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Sankar Adhya
Nat'l Cancer Institute
Chromatin Structure and Transcription Profile[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Gregory Grason
Theory of DNA Condensation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/05, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Antoine van Oijen
Single-molecule Studies of DNA Replication[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/05, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Katalin Tóth
Cancer Research Center & KITP
Cromatin Compaction at the Nucleosome Level[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Jörg Langowski
Cancer Research Ctr & KITP
DNA and Chromatin Structure Studied by SFM, Fluorescence Techniques and Computer Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Wilma Olson
Rutgers & KITP
DNA Energy Landscapes Deduced from Well Resolved Structures: Implications of Experimental Data on Physical Modeling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Valentin Rybenkov
Oklahoma University
DNA Unlinking in Bacteria[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Oleg Krichevsky
Ben-Gurion Univ.
Internal Dynamics of DNA and Actin Polymers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Tom Owen-Hughes
University of Dundee
Snf2 Family Proteins and Chromatin Remodelling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Bill Bialek
Princeton & KITP
Physics Problems of Early Embryonic Development[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Boris Shklovskii
(University of Minnesota & KITP)
Prof. Alexander Grosberg
(University of Minnesota & KITP)
Physics of DNA in Nanopores[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Ioulia Rouzina
University of Minnesota & KITP
DNA Stretching Experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Jané Kondev
Brandeis Univ. & KITP
Structure and Organization of Chromosomes in vivo[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Henri Orland
C.E.A. Saclay & KITP
RNA Folding and Matrix Field Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Michael Rubinstein
University of North Carolina & KITP
Physical Model of the Airway Surface Layer of a Lung[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Ioulia Rouzina
University of Minnesota & KITP
Mechanistic Insights into the Kinetics of HIV[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Chris Henley
Cornell & KITP
Irreversible Growth Model for Assembling Irregular Capsids[Slides][Podcast][Aud]
6/21, 3:30 p.m. Prof. Dennis Rapaport
Bar-Ilan Univ. & KITP
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Capsid Self Assembly[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Paul van der Schoot
(Eindhoven University & KITP)
Dr. Roya Zandi
Dynamics of Viral Assembly[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 3:30 p.m. Prof. Fred MacKintosh
Vrije U. Amsterdam & KITP
Elastic Behavior of Actin Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/23, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Reidun Twarock
University of York
Mathematical Virology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/23, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Toan Nguyen
Continuum Theory of Retroviral Capsids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Charles Knobler
Squeezing Protein Nanocontainers; AFM Nanoindentation Studies of Viral Capsids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 3:30 p.m. Dr. William Klug
Numerical Simulations of Protein Layers and Viral Shells[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 10:00 a.m. Prof. David Wu
Colorado School of Mines & KITP
In vitro Papillomavirus Capsid Assembly Analyzed by Light Scattering[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/28, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Adam Zlotnick
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center & KITP
Assembly Models and their Correlation with Assembly Data[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/28, 3:30 p.m. Prof. Mehran Kardar
Anomalous Diffusion of DNA Translocation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Ian Molineux
University of Texas
Are Viruses Pressurized?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/30, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Charles Knobler
Prof. William Gelbart
Reconstitution of Plant and Animal Viruses.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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