MCB and QB3 are pleased to announce five new, one-day symposia organized by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, which aim to promote interactions and communication across disciplinary boundaries. All meetings will be held in Stanley Hall.
SCULPTED LIGHT IN THE BRAIN
Friday, June 9
Sculpted Light in the Brain is a one-day conference and workshop aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the interest of developing better technology to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. (Website)
CELLULAR BIOPHYSICS: EXPERIMENT MEETS THEORY
Saturday, June 10
Bringing together the cell biology, bioengineering and physics communities interested in the theoretical and experimental approaches to understanding cellular processes including: cellular membranes, the cytoskeleton, interactions between macromolecules in cells, and cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions. (Website)
PHOTOSYNTHESIS, CARBON FIXATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
Wednesday, June 14
Oxygenic photosynthesis is the most important biological process in the history of Earth and the major process removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Join us to share your photosynthesis-related research and learn about the diverse photosynthesis research going on at Berkeley.
BAY AREA STRESS & CHAPERONE
Friday, June 23
Highlighting the most recent advances in stress and chaperone biology being explored at Berkeley and the Bay Area’s exceptional scientific community, the symposium will focus on current approaches as well as the latest experiments in stress and chaperone biology and to establish interdisciplinary collaborations.
BIOPHYSICS OF NUCLEAR ORGANIZATION & FUNCTION
Saturday, July 8
Understanding the biophysical properties of the nucleus is an exciting emerging field, the advancement of which is highly dependent on cross-disciplinary research. This one-day symposium is aimed at uniting Berkeley researchers with a shared interest in the role of biophysics in chromatin structure and function.