Bauer Forum

Bauer Forum talks are informal scientific seminars designed to foster communication and collaboration among people with an active interest in genomics and systems biology. The talks are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in Northwest Lab, Room 425, 52 Oxford Street.

Suggestions for speakers should be sent to the organizer: Bodo Stern (


Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013, 4:00pm,
Sriram Chandrasekaran (Harvard Junior Fellow)
"Genome-scale Network Models of Metabolism and Social Behavior"

Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013, 4:00pm,
Sven van Teeffelen (Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University)
"The MreB cytoskeleton controls rod-like shape in bacteria"

Wednesday, Sept 25,2013, 4:00pm,
Randal Halfmann (McKnight Fellow, UT Southwestern)
"Social behaviors driven by protein aggregation in budding yeast"

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013, 4:00pm,
Vaughn Cooper (University of New Hampshire)
"Replication timing guides the arrow of genome evolution"

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013, 4:00pm,
Megan McClean (Princeton University)
"Elucidating principles of biological signal processing using microfluidic and optogenetic tools"

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013, 4:00pm,
Elena Rivas (Janelia Farm, HHMI)
"RNA secondary structure prediction beyond thermodynamics:
A four-ingredient unifying perspective"

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014, 4:00pm,
Michael Baym (HMS Department pf Systems Biology, Kishony lab)
"Micorbial evolution in a box"

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 4:00pm,
Michael Manhart (Rutgers University, Department of Physics and Astronomy)
"A Biophysical Model of How Proteins Evolve New Function"


Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:00pm,

Home-and-Away Harvard -Princeton NIGMS Centers seminar series
Mark Brynildsen (Princeton University)
"Engineering approaches to discover next generation antibiotics"


Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4:00pm,
Sidhartha Goyal (Kavli Institute for Thieoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara)
"Clonal structure of blood in primates consistent with neutral dynamics"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:00pm,
Rahul Kulkarni (UMAss Boston)
"Analytical approaches for modeling stochastic gene expression"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:00pm,
Joel Stavans (Weizmann Institute)
"Gene expression fluctuations, noise and development in a one-dimensional organism"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00pm,
Eric Stone (North Carolina State University)
"A graph theory for systems biology"

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00pm (note: different time and room than usual), joint seminar with OEB

Home-and-Away Harvard -Princeton NIGMS Centers seminar series
Peter Andolfatto (Princeton University)
"Quantifying adaptation and constraint in genome evolution", Biolabs Main lecture hall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:00pm,
Ariel Amir (Harvard SEAS)
"Cell size regulation in bacteria"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 4:00pm,
Nikolay Samusik (Depart. Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University)
"Detecting and organizing cell populations in mass cytometry data with density-based clustering"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 4:00pm,
Ned Wingreen (Lewis Sigler Institute of integrative Genomics, Princeton University)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 4:00pm,
Simon Alberti (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany)
"Life on the verge of death: how controlled phase transitions promote cellular survival"

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014, 4:00pm,
Fulvia Verde (Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Medical School)
"Design principles of cell morphogenesis"

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014, 4:00pm,
Xiao Zhou (Department of Stem and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University)
"Towards understanding the mechanism of direct cell conversion in adult organs"

Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014, 4:00pm,
Alex Persat (Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University)
"Bacteria know about mechanics: sensing a surface and bending in flow"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00pm,
Suckjoon Jun (UCSD)
"Cell-size control and homeostasis in bacteria"

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