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Past Seminars

 

Inverse methods for optimal locomotion and morphogenesis

Speaker: José Muñoz (UPC, Barcelona)
Host: Alejandro Torres-Sánchez (EMBL Barcelona)

Unveiling tipping mechanisms: About transients and warning signals in Ecology and Biomedicine

Speaker: Josep Sardanyés (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona)
Host: Ricard Solé (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

An AI Engine for Deep Drug Discovery

Speaker: Jordi Mestres (Universitat de Girona)
Host: Luis Serrano (CRG, Barcelona)

The physical laws of small life

Speaker: Chris Kempes (Santa Fe Institute, US)
Host: Ricard Solé (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Growth control from cells to organisms

Speaker: Ben Towbin (Universität Bern, Switzerland)
Host: Nick Stroustrup (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)

The fascinating world of in vitro neuronal cultures: complex networks, engineering, and biological computation

Speaker: Jordi Soriano (UB, Barcelona)
Host: Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo (UPF, Barcelona)

Stochastic thermodynamics: promises and challenges for studying living systems

Speaker: Artemy Kolchinsky (UPF, Barcelona)
Host: Ricard Solé (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

How geometry and randomness regulate the stem cell numbers

Speaker: Bernat Corominas Murtra (University of Graz, Austria)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

Viral Odyssey: Navigating Genotype Spaces from a Virus' Perspective

Speaker: Susanna Manrubia (CNB-CSIC, Spain)
Host: Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo (UPF, Barcelona)

Controllable protein design with unsupervised language models

Speaker: Noelia Ferruz (IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona)
Host: Mafalda Dias (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)

Hydrodynamics of tissues. Biological complexity under the rug?

Speaker: Jaume Casademunt (Universitat de Barcelona)
Host: Vikas Trivedi (EMBL Barcelona)

The extended genotype

Speaker: Amélie Baud (CRG, Barcelona)
Host: Jonathan Frazer (CRG, Barcelona)

Oriented flows in biological tissues

Speaker: Matthias Merkel (CENTURI, Marseille)
Host: Vikas Trivedi (EMBL Barcelona)

Origins of Life: Chemistry and Evolution

Speaker: Loren Williams (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
Host: Artemy Kolchinsky (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

Synthetic genomics to unravel the regulatory code of lineage-specific gene expression in blood

Speaker: Lars Velten (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)
Host: Mafalda Dias (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)

The (complete) zoo of pattern-formation gene networks

Speaker: Isaac Salazar (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

Supercomputers and Virtual Human: the next medical revolution is coming

Speaker: Mariano Vasquez (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

Chromatin (re)organization and regional mutation rates in cancer genomes

Speaker: Fran Supek (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona)
Host: Ben Lehner (CRG, Barcelona)

‘Cybernetics’ of development: How can we predict and control development under changing environment?

Speaker: Atsuko Sato (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

Coupling AI with bio-based hardware: accelerated synthetic evolution of gene editors and writers

Speaker: Marc Güell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Host: Jonathan Frazer (CRG, Barcelona)

(A)symmetry and complexity in neural systems

Speaker: Luís F. Seoane (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CBN, CSIC, Spain)
Host: Ricard Solé (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Blending Chemistry and Biology to Enable Systems Pharmacology

Speaker: Patrick Alloy (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona)
Host: Vikas Trivedi (EMBL Barcelona)

“The effect of mutations on folded RNA structures: thermodynamic principles, indels and evolving populations”

Speaker: Nora Martin (Collaboratorium Independent Fellow & CRG)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

How to interpret the cis-regulatory sequence rules learned by a deep learning model

Speaker: Julia Zeitlinger (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, US)
Host: Ben Lehner, CRG

A mechano-biological feedback between cancer organoids and the ECM initiates and sustains collective invasion

Speaker: Marino Arroyo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
Host: Alejandro Torres- Sánchez (EMBL Barcelona)

Decoding vascular regression in limb development

Speaker: Giovanni Dalmasso (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona)
Host: James Sharpe (EMBL Barcelona)

Bridging scales in biophysics using in silico microrheology

Speaker: David Oriola (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
Host: Tina Haase

Building tissues to understand how tissues build themselves

Speaker: Zev Gartner (University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, USA)

Transitions in epigenetic landscapes in response to accumulation of DNA damage

Speaker: Tomás Alarcón (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona)

Gene-regulatory heterogeneity and canalization in aging

Speaker: Nick Stroustrup (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)

Active mechanochemical patterns: cell polarity, curvature induced waves, and asymmetries during cytokinesis

Speaker: Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy - International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS, Bangalore, India)

The Thermodynamics of Mind

Speaker: Gustavo Deco (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Artificial neural networks to infer mutational signatures

Speaker: Donate Weghorn (Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona)

Synthetic biology for terraforming semiarid soils

Speaker: Nuria Conde (EMBL Barcelona)

Cooperative Control of Environmental Extremes: A Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Study on Collaboration and Human Bases

Speaker: Martí Sànchez-Fibla (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Decoding and Encoding of Molecular Information in Distributed Cellular Systems

Speaker: Madan Rao (NCBS, Bangalore, India)

Optimal decoding of glycan information in single cells

Speaker: Mukund Thattai (NCBS, Bangalore, India)

A new transition for diffusion - driven patterning of cell fates

Speaker: Marta Ibañes (Universitat de Barcelona)

Cellular Phylogenetics: what can cell ancestries teach us about development, aging and cancer?

Speaker: Alejandro Rodriguez-Fraticelli (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB)

Somatic mutations in tumors and normal tissues

Speaker: Nuria Lopez-Bigas (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB)