CPLC/CBQB Symposium

Monika A Makurath

The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) and the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology (CBQB) held their 16th biannual graduate/postdoc symposium on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

Students Monika Makurath and Alex Finnegan organized the symposium with help from their advisors Yann Chemla and Jun Song. A teleconference, managed by Sean Carney (Chemla Group), allowed members of the Taekjip Ha and Sua Myong groups at Johns Hopkins University to interact with more than sixty symposium attendees at the U of I.  A group of talented graduate students and postdocs from U of I biophysics groups and from the Ha lab at Johns Hopkins University presented their work in a series of eleven phenomenal talks.

The top three presenters, chosen by popular vote, were recognized at the end of the symposium. Special congratulations to Roshni Bano (Chemla Group) on winning first place for her presentation about the E. coli chemotactic network and the second and third place winners Vikyath Rao (Goldenfeld Group) and Noah Trebesch (Tajkhorshid Group) for their talks about bee social network and modeling of organelles.

Many thanks to all the speakers and participants who helped make this event a success.