2004 Lectures on Opportunities in Biology

Rapid strides are occurring in biology, where enormous technical and conceptual progress has been made in the last 10 years. Biology is changing from a descriptive to a quantitative and conceptually profound field. The conference is aimed at making the physics community, particularly students and postdocs, more aware of the revolution occurring in biology. We believe that physics will make a substantial contribution to this revolution, particularly if biologists and physicists work together at this critical time.

Opening Remarks
30 January 2004
Judy Franz and Bob Austin (American Physical Society)
Duration: 15:00, 0 slides

Bioinformatics of Protein Function and Interactions
30 January 2004
Edward Marcotte (University of Texas, Austin)
Duration: 45:00, 32 slides

Using DNA Microarrays to Infer Genetic Networks
30 January 2004
Michael Laub (Harvard University)
Duration: 30:00, 43 slides

Morphogen Gradients and Size Regulation in Drosophila Embryos
30 January 2004
Eric Wieschaus (Princeton University)
Duration: 45:00, 52 slides

A Physicist's View of Dictyostelium Aggregation
30 January 2004
Herbert Levine (UCSD)
Duration: 45:00, 69 slides

E-Coli's Division Decision: Modeling Min-Protein Oscillations
30 January 2004
Ned Wingreen (NEC)
Duration: 45:00, 31 slides

Dynamics of Neutral Networks
31 January 2004
Sebastian Seung (MIT)
Duration: 45:00, 45 slides

Optical Studies of Direction Selective Cells in the Retina
31 January 2004
Peter Detwiler (University of Washington)
Duration: 45:00, 114 slides

Small Talk: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria
31 January 2004
Bonnie Bassler (Princeton University)
Duration: 45:00, 35 slides

No Coli is an Island
31 January 2004
Robert Austin (Princeton University)
Duration: 45:00, 166 slides

Grabbing the Cat by the Tail: Packaging of DNA by Single Particles of Baceriophage phi29
1 February 2004
Carlos Bustamante (UCB)
Duration: 45:00, 58 slides

Detecting Biomolecules with Nanoscale Electronic Devices
1 February 2004
George Gruener (UCLA)
Duration: 45:00, 29 slides

Physics and Biology: Having Fun at the Interface
1 February 2004
Miriam Rafailovich (SUNY- Stonybrook)
Duration: 45:00, 71 slides