Physics Colloquium Series (12.05) | Ibrahim Cissé

Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Huntington Hall (10-250), 10-250

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Speaker: Ibrahim Cissé | MIT

"Super-resolution imaging of transcription in living cells"

 

We will discuss the latest efforts in our laboratory to develop highly sensitive methods of microscopy, to go directly inside living cells and uncover the behavior of single biomolecules as they effect their function in transcription. Transcription is the first step in gene expression regulation, during which genetic information on DNA is decoded into RNA transcripts. Methodologically, the so-called live cell single molecule and super-resolution techniques – that break the optical diffraction limit– are revealing with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions, novel emergent phenomena inside the living cells. We will discuss our recent discoveries on highly dynamic biomolecular clustering, and phase transitions in vivo. These discoveries are challenging the ‘textbook view’ on how our genome (DNA) is decoded in living cells.


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The lecture will take place in 10-250, starting at 4pm.
Pre-Colloquium Social in room 4-349 will begin at 3:30pm, refreshments will be served.


For questions, contact Ryan Higgins at higginsr@mit.edu

See future Physics Colloquium lectures at: https://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html

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physics

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Department
Department of Physics
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#PhysicsColloquium

Contact Email

higginsr@mit.edu

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