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2021 CCBM Virtual Session: Modeling Cells and Organelles on Computers

July 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Modeling Cells and Organelles on Computers

Presented by: Kinjal Dasbiswas, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of California, Merced & Patrick Noerr, Graduate Student, Physics, University of California, Merced

In this hands-on computational workshop, we will analyze microscopy images of molecular motors and then learn about the physics and mechanics of cell division. We will also use computer code in Python to model the formation of liquid droplets inside cells and see them divide like cells. Preparation instructions will be sent before the session. 

Professor Kinjal Dasbiswas is a theoretical physicist working to uncover the principles behind the organization of biological matter occurring in cells and tissue. He uses mathematical modeling and computation to study the amazing scientific phenomena you might see under a microscope in a biology lab. This is his third year as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Merced.

Patrick Noerr is a theorist interested in the role that mechanical interactions play in biological systems. He utilizes both analytic and computational methods to model and predicts the behavior of systems of cells. Mr. Noerr is currently finishing his second year as a Physics graduate student at the University of California, Merced.

July 20- July 22/ These sessions occur over 3 days

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM PT

Target Audience: High School Students, Teachers