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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Physics Colloquium: Physical Nature of Bacterial Decision Making

Cells make decisions all the time about what to eat, where to go, and what to become. At the heart of cellular decision making is gene regulation, the process by which cells turn their genes on and off in response to environmental ques. Experiments have recently begun to probe gene regulation inside cells at the single molecule level, revealing the physical nature of this key biological process in quantitative detail. In this talk Janรจ Kondev, Brandeis University, will review these experimental advances in single-cell gene expression measurements and the theoretical models that are being put forth to greet them. He will emphasize the interplay of theory and experiments and how it has revealed interesting surprises about some of the best studied models of gene regulation in bacteria such as the lac operon. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 6, 2012
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4:00 PM
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5:00 PM
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Carole Cuaresma Kiger +1 301 405 5945

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