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Self-organization of Bacterial Living Matter
Speaker Prof. Yilin Wu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date 27 June 2023 (Tuesday)
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Venue Room 4504, Academic Building, HKUST (Lifts 25-26)

Self-organization is a hallmark of biological systems ranging from sub-cellular constituents to multicellular organisms.  Using microorganisms as model systems, we seek to understand how multicellular systems can self-organize in space and time.  In this talk I will introduce several remarkable examples of bacterial self-organization mediated by either purely physical forces or by complex sensory mechanisms, and will discuss how bacterial communities may benefit from these processes to coordinate large-scale collective translocation and to facilitate long-range material transport.  The findings are relevant to non-equilibrium physics, active matter engineering and microbial physiology.

Please contact phweb@ust.hk should you have questions about the talk.