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PICS Student Seminar: Anna Neuman and Chris Price

On  Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00 PICS will host a virtual student seminar. This is the first seminar in a series giving students the opportunity to talk to each other about their research and research methods. These virtual seminars will be about an hour long with two students giving a short presentation followed by a discussion. […]

PICS Alumni Spotlight: Kurt Fredrickson

PICS will be hosting a virtual seminar featuring an alumni of the Vojvodic lab. Kurt Frederickson, PhD, will speak about his education and working in both academia and the private sector. After his talk Kurt will be available to answer any questions students may have. Email Katie Thompson (kathom at seas.upenn.edu) for the zoom details.

Virtual Joint Seminar: Open Source Multicellular Systems Modeling for Cancer (and COVID-19)

Virtual Joint Seminar of Penn PSOC, Bioengineering, PICS For Zoom details, email gormley@seas.upenn.edu Cancer and other critical human health problems are inherently multiscale: molecular-scale processes such as receptor trafficking and metabolism drive cell-scale processes such as cycling and motility. Biophysical processes like diffusion and tissue mechanics both constrain and drive single-cell behavior. Moreover, cells communicate […]

Cancelled: PICS Seminar – Dr. Francesco Paesani of the University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cancelled: PICS Seminar – Dr. Ivan Bermejo-Moreno of the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering

MEAM Seminar: “Scalable Algorithms for the Computational Modeling of Complex Multi-Physics Systems”

The computational modeling of complex multi-physics problems often requires specialized approaches in the formulation, implementation, and deployment of algorithms that lie outside the scope of conventional practice in physics-based modeling and simulation. In this talk I will present three examples of problems in which the synergistic combination of advanced algorithms, and state-of-the-art software implementations on […]

PICS Seminar – Dr. Cesar de la Fuente of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Abstract: Until now, the natural world has supplied us with antibiotics. Bacteria, however, are increasingly resistant to these drugs. The next generation of antibiotics will likely come not from nature but from computer-based discovery. Working at the forefront of this development, I seek to harness computational power to find molecules with antibacterial activity. I use […]

PICS Seminar with Sam Schoenholz of Google Brain

PICS Seminar – Dr. Yoichiro Mori of the University of Pennsylvania & the University of Minnesota

Abstract: Mathematical Justification of Slender Body Theory Systems in which thin filaments interact with the surrounding fluid abound in science and engineering. The computational and analytical difficulties associated with treating thin filaments as 3D objects has led to the development of slender body theory, in which filaments are approximated as 1D curves in a 3D […]

MEAM Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Applications of a Double-stranded Elastic Rod Model to DNA”

In the first part of the presentation, we discuss a double-stranded elastic rod (birod) model and apply it to study allosteric interactions between two ligands on DNA. Next, we combine the birod model with statistical mechanics and use it to study the temperature-induced strand separation in dsDNA. Allosteric interaction between two ligands on DNA is […]

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