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Monday, May 08, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Colloquium

CANCELLED-Stochastic kinetics of molecular motors: a statistical physics perspective-CANCELLED

CANCELLED-Debashish Chowdhury
IIT Kanpur

Title: Stochastic kinetics of molecular motors: a statistical physics perspective Abstract: A molecular motor is made of either a single protein or a macromolecular complex. Just like their macroscopic counterparts, molecular motors “transduce” input energy into mechanical work. All the natural nano-motors in living cells operate under isothermal conditions far from equilibrium. In this talk I’ll emphasize the fundamental physical principles involved at three different level of organization: molecular joints in a molecular machine, a single machine as a whole, and traffic congestion or collision of motors on filamentous tracks. In this talk I’ll present recent developments in multi-disciplinary research on molecular motors from the perspective of statistical physics. Specific examples will be drawn from our original work.

Host: Avadh Saxena