Physics-Biology interface seminar

Held every second Wednesday at 11am in the moyen amphi at LPS (not LPTMS!) in Orsay, this seminar series aims to be a central forum for the Physics/Biology interface in the south of Paris.

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Other seminars and conferences you might be interested in:

Paris-Saclay Biomechanics seminar - last Thu. of the month in Palaiseau (subscribe to their announcements)
Seminar of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory - in Orsay

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David Bensimon (LPS-ENS, Paris, France)

Location: Moyen Amphi, Building 510, Université Paris-Sud Orsay

Karim Benzerara (IMPMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

Location: Moyen Amphi, Building 510, Université Paris-Sud Orsay

Bacterial collective behaviours

Knut Drescher (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

In nature, bacteria often engage in a range of collective behaviors. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how two bacterial behaviors, swarming and biofilm formation, are related by physical interactions, chemical signaling, and dynamical transitions. I will show how these collective behaviors arise from cell-cell interactions, and the physiological state of individual cells. Furthermore, I will introduce new experimental methods for investigating bacterial collective behaviors.

Location: Moyen Amphi, Building 510, Université Paris-Sud Orsay