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Biophysics of Molecular Motors

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Molecular motors are critical and found everywhere in a living cell. There are two classes: the linear motors that propel along the length of filaments, and the rotary motors that spin for propulsion (as in bacterial flagellae) or for other cyclic functions of the cell (as in ATP synthase). We shall examine the physical principles that enable the motor action of molecular complexes on a size scale dominated by thermal motion and friction, and the energy budget required for operating them.

This talk is part of the Stokes Society, Pembroke College series.

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