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What is nature doing? Using physics to study our biology

Ground floor venue with accessible toilets.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors: 7pm
Event 7:30-9:30pm
Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Green Lane,
Durham DH1 3JU
Two talks from biophysicists at Durham about how we understand the biological world around us...

Push it real good: using force and touch to understand life at the smallest scales

Dr Will Trewby (Postdoctoral Research Associate (Physics))
We often associate biology with peering down a microscope, at cells, bacteria, or even smaller objects. However, looking can only get you so far. To fully understand the complex behaviour of living systems, we need to prod and touch them - often until they break. Force-based experiments like these were used to discover where our sense of touch comes from and won a 2021 Nobel Prize. Join us as we explore the world of biophysics, where prodding, dragging and sliding helps us understand disease resistance, the extreme environments in our joints, even our awareness of where our body is in space...

The dance of life through the lens of the computational microscope

Dr. Matteo T. Degiacomi (Associate Professor (Research))
Machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks, viruses, and proteins – these are all words you may have heard pop up in the news recently. But what do these terms mean? What do they have to do with each other, and what can scientists do with them, to understand how life works at the smallest scales? Join us in a journey to understand why your gaming computer might hold the solution to one of the biggest open questions in biology.

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