Discrete models in systems biology

ACO Student Seminar
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
School of Math, Georgia Tech
Understanding how the physiology of organisms arises through the dynamic interaction of the molecular constituents of life is an important goal of molecular systems biology, for which mathematical modeling can be very helpful. Different modeling strategies have been used for this purpose. Dynamic mathematical models can be broadly divided into two classes: continuous, such as systems of differential equations and their stochastic variants and discrete, such as Boolean networks and their generalizations. This talk will focus on the discrete modeling approach. Applications will include the study of stochasticity under this setting. No background in mathematical biology is required, and the talk will be accessible to a broad audience.