A PDE and a stochastic model in cell polarity

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 15:15
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
University of Wisconsin, Madison
I will discuss a few ways in which reaction diffusion models have been used to pattern formation. In particular in the setting of Cdc42 transport to and from the membrane in a yeast cell I will show a simple model which achieves polarization. The model and its analysis exhibits some striking differences between deterministic and probabilistic versions of the model.