Our Physics of Behavior virtual meeting (co-organized with G Berman of Emory University) centered on the question "Now that we can track (most) everything, what can we do with the data?", and was a wonderful success. Thank you to all participants! The meeting was recorded and is available through this link.
How do cells sense their environment so reliably? Our latest work with David Schwab (CUNY) & led by former unit postdoc and rising theoretical biophysicist Wave Ngampruetikorn shows that energy consumption helps, yet only for low-noise signals and cooperating sensors.
We have multiple job openings for postdoctoral researchers. Inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theoretical biophysicists Thierry Mora, Aleksandra Walczak and their beautiful daugher Helena visit the group (though only Thierry and Aleks gave talks ;). An opporunity also to wish a fond farewell to our wonderful research administrator, Momoko Phelan, as she prepares for new adventures beyond Okinawa.
Dinner after the defense with Prof. Bernd Kuhn (co-supervisor), members of the Optical Neuroimaging Unit and Prof. Michael Berry II (external examiner, Princeton University).
Professor Greg Stephens and a team of Dutch researchers are awarded research funding totaling 2.45 Million Euro to study the physical origins of behavioral variability in the nematode C. elegans.