Colorado State University  Mathematical

Computational Analysis for Morphogens

By  Qing Nie
From  Department of Mathematics
University of California, Irvine
When  November 17, 2008
4:00 pm
Where  Weber 202
Abstract  Many patterns of cell and tissue organization are specified during development by gradients of morphogens, substances that assign different cell fates at different concentrations. One of the central questions in cell and developmental biology is to identify mechanisms by which the morphogen gradient systems might achieve robustness to ensure reproducible embryonic patterns despite genetic or environmental fluctuations. In this talk, through modeling and computational analysis we will study robustness of morphogen gradients in development of Drosophila and zebrafish embryos.
James Liu

There will be Refreshments in Weber 117 at 3.30pm
The Colloquium counts as Seminar Credit for Mathematics Students.