Mathematical and computational challenges posed by models of biological systems

Hans Othmer (Minnesota)


Abstract

Complex, tightly-coupled networks of interacting components arise at every level of biological organization, ranging from gene control networks to ecological networks. The major challenges in understanding heirachies of such networks is to understand how sterotypical responses arise from these networks, how robust they are to inevitable fluctuations in components, and how one can embed microscopic-level information into population-level models. We will describe some of the mathematical and computational approaches being developed for this purpose, using several model systems from cell biology and physiology.


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