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FROM: Dr. Maggie Habeeb RE: A.M. Halasz, Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University
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11/1/2017 11:17:05 AM
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A.M. Halasz, Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University

 

Our understanding of the molecular machinery in living cells has evolved to the point where mathematical models similar to "hard" sciences are feasible. This was made possible by advances in technology, that allow us to observe and measure the transformations and movement of molecular entities inside individual cells. Dynamical models that emulate the behavior of a system help understand "how it works". I will illustrate this approach on a well studied system, the lactose utilization network of the Escherichia coli bacterium, where a group of genes are expressed in a way that balances the use of the cell's resources with the availability of nutrients. 

November 8, 2017 in Eberly 360.   3:00pm.   Light refreshments will be served.