Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Dominos, first-passage problems, and dynamic binding in flagellar motor statistics
Speaker: Prof. Greg Huber
Speaker Info: University of Connecticut
Brief Description:
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The flagellar motor of bacteria is perhaps the most elaborate stoichiometric molecular machine engineered by evolution. It harnesses the chemical energy associated with a proton gradient for its rotation (typically hundreds of Hz), while, at longer time scales, stochastically switching between clockwise (CW) and counterclockwise (CCW) rotations. And while the switching of the rotational direction of the flagellar motor plays a crucial role in bacterial chemotaxis, its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, I
Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Mary Catsicopoulos
Contact email: maryc@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847/491-5586
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