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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Winter 2008 Systems Biology
Seminar Series Presents
Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Chemotactic
Systems in Biology
Pablo Iglesias
Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:00am-12:00pm Harold Frank Hall 1132
Abstract:
Many biological systems have the ability to sense the direction of external
chemical sources and respond by polarizing and migrating toward chemoat-
tractants or away from chemorepellants. This phenomenon, referred to as
chemotaxis, is crucial for proper functioning of single cell organisms, such
as bacteria and amoebae, as well as multi-cellular systems as complex as
the immune and nervous systems. Chemotaxis also appears to be impor-
tant in wound healing and tumor metastasis.
In this talk I will discuss our group's efforts at elucidating the mechanisms
underlying chemotaxis. Using known biochemical data, we have developed
mathematical models that can account for many of the observed chemotac-

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics