Imperial College Network of Excellence in Physics of Life
Biological Physics Journal Club (2019)


Our weekly BPJC at Imperial College covers a wide range of topics in biological and soft matter physics. It aims to provide a highly interactive platform to facilitate discussion between researchers from different departments. Anyone is welcome and you can subscribe to the mailing list here. However regular attendees are expected to present on a rotational basis.

Organiser: Johannes Pausch
Time: Fridays 2-3pm
Venue: Sir Ernst Chain Building, room SEC319, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
[Unless indicated otherwise]

Upcoming meetings

May 17 Presenter: Jacob Cook
Paper: Braakman R, Follows M J and Chisholm S W (2017)
Metabolic evolution and the self-organization of ecosystems
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 114 E3091–100
May 24 Presenter: Rosalba Garcia Millan
May 31 Presenter: Ben Partridge
June 7 Presenter: Robert Endres
June 14 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
June 21 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner


Past meetings

Jan 11 Presenter: Luca Cocconi
Paper: David Ruelle (2016)
A Generalized Detailed Balance Relation
Journal of Statistical Physics, 164, 463–471
Jan 18 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Barbieri M, et al. (2012)
Complexity of chromatin folding is captured by the strings and binders switch model
PNAS 109, 16173
Jan 25 Presenter: Thibault Bertrand
Paper 1: Hexner D and Levine D (2017)
Noise, Diffusion, and Hyperuniformity
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 020601
Paper 2: Hexner D and Levine D (2015)
Hyperuniformity of Critical Absorbing States
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 110602
Feb 1 Presenter: Keith Willison
Paper: Willison K (2019)
An intracellular calcium wavelength code model extended to the Riemann zeta function
Feb 8 Presenter: Jenny Poulton
Paper: Zhuo R, Zhou F, He X, Sha R, Seeman N C and Chaikin P M (2019)
Litters of self-replicating origami cross-tiles
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 116 1952–7
Feb 15Presenter: Rosalba Garcia-Millan
Paper: Conrad J C, Gibiansky M L, Jin F, Gordon V D, Motto D A, Mathewson M A, Stopka W G, Zelasko D C, Shrout J D and Wong G C L (2011)
Flagella and Pili-Mediated Near-Surface Single-Cell Motility Mechanisms in P. aeruginosa
Biophys. J. 100 1608–16
Feb 22 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Qin S and Tang C (2018)
Early-warning signals of critical transition: Effect of extrinsic noise
Phys. Rev. E 97 032406
Mar 1 Presenter: Henry Cavanagh
Paper: Sailem H, Arias-Garcia M, Bakal C, Zisserman A and Rittscher J (2017)
Discovery of Rare Phenotypes in Cellular Images Using Weakly Supervised Deep Learning
2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCVW) (IEEE) pp 49–55
Mar 8 Presenter: Kim Parker
Paper: Murray C D (1926)
The Physiological Principle of Minimum Work
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 12 207–14
Mar 22 Presenter: Chiu Fan Lee
Paper: Latorre E, Kale S, Casares L, Gómez-González M, Uroz M, Valon L, Nair R V., Garreta E, Montserrat N, del Campo A, Ladoux B, Arroyo M and Trepat X (2018)
Active superelasticity in three-dimensional epithelia of controlled shape
Nature 563 203–8
Mar 29 Presenter: Andrea Cairoli
Paper: Hartmann R, Singh P K, Pearce P, Mok R, Song B, Díaz-Pascual F, Dunkel J and Drescher K (2019)
Emergence of three-dimensional order and structure in growing biofilms
Nat. Phys. 15 251–6
May 3 Presenter: Johannes Pausch
Paper: Phonekeo S, Mlot N, Monaenkova D, Hu D L and Tovey C (2017)
Fire ants perpetually rebuild sinking towers
R. Soc. Open Sci. 4 170475
May 10 Presenter: Ignacio Bordeu Weldt
Paper: Greulich P and Simons B D (2018)
Extreme value statistics of mutation accumulation in renewing cell populations
Phys. Rev. E 98 050401

BPJC in 2018
BPJC in 2017
BPJC in 2016