Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum


Lecture Series: Life in Numbers - with Johan Elf

04.09.2017, Berlin | During the 2017 summer term, the Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences (IRI) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin hosts the colloquium “Life in Numbers.” The colloquium features lectures by outstanding international scientists who present their current research in the field of quantitative biology. On September 7, at 4 p.m., Johan Elf from Uppsala University, Sweden, will give a talk entitled Probing intracellular kinetics at single molecule sensitivity." Elf is particularly interested in how key steps in transcription, translation and replication are regulated in the intracellular environment and at what level of physical detail these processes need to be modelled to describe their function in the living cell. To answer these questions, he uses state-of-the-art single molecule microscopy methods to study kinetics and diffusion in living cells.

Colloquium on “Life in Numbers”

The IRI Colloquium is aimed at students, doctoral candidates, researchers as well as the interested public.

Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences
Michaelis Bldg. 18 | Maud Menten Hall (4th floor)
Philippstr. 13 | 10115 Berlin

May 4, 2017, 4 p.m.
Luis Serrano (CRG Barcelona)
Is it possible to computer model a cell?

June 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
Peter Lénárt (EMBL Heidelberg)
The same, only different: how does the cytoskeleton adapt to meiosis-specific functions?

June 22, 2017, 4 p.m.
Joe Howard (Yale University)
Microtubules, motors and morphogenesis

September 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Johan Elf (Uppsala University)
Probing intracellular kinetics at single molecule sensitivity

October 12, 2017, 4 p.m.
Rob Phillips (Caltech)
Transcription by the numbers

The lectures will be in English.

Registration is not required.

IRI Colloquium

The IRI Colloquium is an event series focusing on a different topic each semester. Internationally renowned scientists are invited to provide insight into their current research. In addition to being able to participate in the discussions that are part of the lectures, young scientists are also given the opportunity for individual conversations to talk about and receive inspiration for their own research. The Ernst Schering Foundation supports the “Life in Numbers” colloquium during the 2017 summer term, since it addresses important aspects of basic research in the life sciences and encourages the cross-disciplinary networking of Berlin-based scientists.



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