A/V Installation “Data Meditation”

For the Long Night of Sciences 2014, with several people from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, we put together an interactive, audio-visual installation environment. It featured large video displays and live generated music, which the visitors could interact with. Here is a video output from the generative simulation and visualization … Continue reading A/V Installation “Data Meditation”

2015 Zebrafish course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

It's been almost a week now that I am back from "fish camp", or, officially, the "Zebrafish Development and Genetics" course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. The various summer courses at the MBL are the stuff of legend, for various reasons. So what does a day in fish camp look like? If you're … Continue reading 2015 Zebrafish course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

New Study: Wireless Synchronization of Neurons?

My colleagues Greg Stacey - ResearchGate Profile, Tom Quail - ResearchGate Profile, and myself have published a new article in the Journal of Neurophysiology, "Computational Study of Synchrony in Fields and Microclusters of Ephaptically Coupled Neurons". Intrigued by a small set of previous works hinting at electric field-medited coupling between pairs of extremely close neurons, … Continue reading New Study: Wireless Synchronization of Neurons?

Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays

In this post, I discuss different quantities that can be extracted from in vitro motility assay velocity distributions. I explain how the average velocity, the continuous sliding velocity, and the motile fraction relate to each other. There are two examples how these quantities change for different experimental effects in the motility assay. I close discussing different … Continue reading Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays