Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum


Lecture Series: Life in Numbers - with Rob Phillips

04.10.2017, Berlin | During the 2017 summer term, the Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences at HU 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 October 12, 2017, at 4 p.m., Rob Phillips from the California Institute of Technology, USA, will give a talk entitled Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes.” He will show how simple tools from statistical physics can be used to predict the level of expression of different genes, and describe precision measurements used to test those predictions. In addition, he will describe unexpected ways of using the physics of information transfer first developed at Bell Labs for thinking about telephone communications to try to decipher the meaning of the regulatory features of genomes.

Rob Phillips

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)
Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes

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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