Past Seminars & Workshops

Sarah Perry to speak on "Charge Patterns, Clusters, and Complex Coacervation"

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck 409

Join us for the UMass Center for Biological Physics Luncheon!  Our next lunch features an informal talk by Professor Sarah Perry from the Department of Chemical Engineering, on "Charge Patterns, Clusters, and Complex Coacervation."  Lively discussion guaranteed!  Free lunch from Atkins Market.  Students, postdocs, research staff and faculty, all are invited!

Biophysics Lunch Talk on Membrane Compartmentalization!

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

Join us at lunch this Friday to hear Alam Garcia Heredia from the Molecular and Cell Biology Program at UMass tell us about "Membrane Compartmentalization of (Myco)bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis."  The talk is informal, the free food is from Atkins Market, and the discussion (as always) will be lively! 


Examples of Liquid Liquid Phase Separation? Lunch Talk by Alice Cheung

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

This Friday's Biophysics lunch will feature an informal talk by Professor Alice Cheung from the UMass Biology Department on "Protein ensembles on the cell surface and in the nucleus in plant signal transduction: examples of Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation?"  Lively discussion guaranteed! Join us as we continue to explore coacervation, membraneless organelles, and phase separation in living systems.  Lunch provided! Students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty from all Five Colleges are welcome!



Biophysics Lunch on Cell Nuclear Mechanics, Morphology, Function

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm

Hasbrouck Room 409

Join us for the first Biophysics Lunch of the Spring Semester!  Professor Andrew Stephens from the Biology Department will discuss "Separating the Roles of Chromatin and Lamins in Cell Nuclear Mechanics, Morphology, and Function."  The talk will be short and informal and the discussion will be lively!  Come to learn, network, and enjoy the free lunch.  Students, postdocs, and faculty from all Five Colleges are welcome!


Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Life Sciences Laboratory S330

The Five College Biophysics Research Slam returns this December! The Slam combines short morning talks on a wide variety of biophysical topics with focused break-out sessions to discuss scientific and funding opportunities. The event is designed to connect and engender collaboration between life scientists and researchers who develop and use biophysical tools, imaging techniques, physical measurement, and modeling.

Please register here.  No more presentations will be accepted, but please do register if you plan to attend. There is no cost!

This year, in addition to a grant-planning breakout session, there will be a session lead by the Amherst College chapter of the Biophysical Society, specifically for students!  Students from all Five Colleges interested in planning biophysics events or starting a chapter of their own are very much encouraged to participate!

A DRAFT agenda can now be found linked below under "View Details."