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]

The Journal club will resume in October 2019

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
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
Paper: Shankar S, Ramaswamy S, Marchetti M C and Bowick M J (2018)
Defect unbinding in active nematics
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 108002
May 31 Presenter: Ben Partridge
Paper: Jorg DJ, Kitadate Y, Yoshida S, Simons BD (2019)
Competition for Stem Cell Fate Determinants as a Mechanism for Tissue Homeostasis
Preprint: arxiv.org/abs/1901.03903
June 7 Presenter: Robert Endres
Paper: Wan K Y and Goldstein R E (2018)
Time Irreversibility and Criticality in the Motility of a Flagellate Microorganism
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 058103
June 14 Presenter: Nanxin Wei
Paper: Chen X, Randi F, Leifer A M and Bialek W (2019)
Searching for collective behavior in a small brain
Phys. Rev. E 99 052418
June 21 Presenter: Gunnar Pruessner
Paper: Nuebler J, Fudenberg G, Imakaev M, Abdennur N and Mirny L A (2018)
Chromatin organization by an interplay of loop extrusion and compartmental segregation
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 115 E6697–706
June 28 Presenter: Luca Cocconi
Paper: Barato A C, Hartich D and Seifert U (2014)
Efficiency of cellular information processing
New J. Phys. 16 103024

BPJC in 2018
BPJC in 2017
BPJC in 2016