The Choreography of Cells: How Living Matter Dances to a Genetic Tune

Sebastian Streichan
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Before you were born, you were an embryo, and before that, a single cell. That tiny cell had some of Mom and Dad’s genetic code, plus a few other things, but no one knows exactly what happened to turn that single cell into a incredibly complex, multicellular being. How does a cell navigate and interpret the flow of information to find its rightful place? Over dinner and drinks, join KITP physicist Sebastian Streichan on a physics-meetsbiology adventure, where he’ll uncover how a finely tuned choreography enables cells to create life’s complex dance.