Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Distinguished Lecturer

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday April 13, 2012
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: IBB 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
  • URL: http://www.ibb.gatech.edu
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Alice Rushforth

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Summary Sentence: Stephen Quake of Stanford University will speak on "Precision Measurement in Biology."

Full Summary: Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Distinguished Lecturer - "Precision Measurement in Biology" - Stephen Quake, PhD - Stanford University 

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  • Stephen Quake, PhD - Co-Chair, Professor of Bioengineering Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University Stephen Quake, PhD - Co-Chair, Professor of Bioengineering Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University
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"Precision Measurement in Biology"

Stephen Quake, PhD - Co-Chair, Professor of Bioengineering, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University

Is biology a quantitative science like physics? I will discuss the role of precision measurement in both physics and biology, and argue that in fact both fields can be tied together by the use and consequences of precision measurement. The elementary quanta of biology are twofold: the macromolecule and the cell. Cells are the fundamental unit of life, and macromolecules are the fundamental elements of the cell. I will describe how precision measurements have been used to explore the basic properties of these quanta, and more generally how the quest for higher precision almost inevitably leads to the development of new technologies, which in turn catalyze further scientific discovery. In the 21st century, there are no remaining experimental barriers to biology becoming a truly quantitative and mathematical science.

The presentation will be video-conferenced from the Georgia Tech Campus at 12:00pm EDT in IBB Suddath Room 1128 with the following locations:

Room 1000 MNTL at UIUC
Room 8-404 at MIT
Room COB 279 at UC-Merced

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Distinguished Lecturer, EBICS, IBB, precision measurement in biology, stephen quake
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  • Created On: Mar 26, 2012 - 7:43am
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