DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 555 "Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse"

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam

Seminar
"Complex Nonlinear Processes in Chemistry and Biology"

Honorary Chairman: Gerhard Ertl

Organizers:M. Bär, B. Blasius, H. Engel, M. Falcke, Th. Höfer, A. S. Mikhailov, S. C. Müller
Address:Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Faradayweg 10, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem. (Click here for a description how to get there.)

For information please contact Oliver Rudzick, Tel. (030) 8413 5300, rudzick@fhi-berlin.mpg.de.

[This is the old program from WS 2006/07. The current program and contact information can be found here.]

16 October 2006, 17:00

Hsuan-Yi Chen (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Biophysics, National Central University, Taiwan)
Models of nonequilibrium domains in biomembranes
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Abstract:
Biomembranes are nonequilibrium systems sustained by external energy and constant exchange of particles in the surrounding fluid. For exampe, active inclusions in different internal states have different interaction strength with the nearby lipids and other inclusions, therefore it is possible for the active conformation transitions of the inclusions to induce morphological transitions, or to form finite-size domains in membranes. Another example is when the membranes are allowed to exchange materials with the surrounding fluid, the constant recycling of materials which may have different interactions with each other and with the lipids in the membranes may also sustain finite-size domains in the membranes. In this talk I will begin with the discussion of a simple model of active conformation transition induced finite-size domains in membranes, and then discuss another model that describes the domain distribution during ligand-induced endocytosis in membranes.

03 November 2006, 16:00

Ichiro Tsuda (Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Modeling episodic brain memory
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17 November 2006, 16:00

Marc-Thorsten Hütt (School of Engineering and Science, International University Bremen IUB)
Exploring biological networks with dynamic probes
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24 November 2006, 16:00

Yuka Tabe (Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Dissipative structures in molecular thin films
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01 December 2006, 16:00, Habervilla, Faradayweg 8

Carsten Beta (Department of Fluid Dynamics, Pattern Formation and Nanobiocomplexity, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen)
Directional sensing - an experimental approach based on microfluidics
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19 January 2007, 16:00

James Sneyd (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Calcium oscillations: Using mathematics to do physiology
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02 February 2007, 16:00

Vadim N. Biktashev (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK)
Asymptotic approaches to cardiac excitation models
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16 February 2007, 16:00

Chaiya Luengviriya (Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Universität Magdeburg)
Scroll wave instabilities in a chemical excitable medium
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