Self-assembling bacterial colonies & the need for the third dimension

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Self-assembling bacterial colonies & the need for the third dimension

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 19th May 2014
  • Speaker: Alexander McVey (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

The way growing and dividing cells leads to a structured colony is not well understood , but is important in many biomedical fields. The process also poses a challenge for statistical physics - a growing and dividing colony being a highly non-equilibrium system. In this talk, I will outline methods we have been using in the department to visualise biological self-assembling systems & report on some of the findings from these studies.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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