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  • Jan
    22

    William Holmes: Design principles of cellular and developmental systems

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Design principles of cellular and developmental systems

    Speaker: William Holmes, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

    Special Note: Note the unusual day

    Abstract:My research aims to understand the dynamical processes responsible for organization in cellular and multi-cellular (developmental) systems. In this talk, I will focus on two aspects of this work. First, I will discuss a joint modeling and experimental investigation aimed at determining how the early mammalian embryo spatially self-organizes. The central question of this work is how early embryonic structures (the blastocyst to be specific) are robustly and reproducibly constructed. I will use multi-scale stochastic modeling to investigate how cell-cell communication and stochastic aspects of gene regulation influence and lead to robust development of the early embryonic structures. I will also discuss how mathematical assumptions about the nature and source of gene expression stochasticity can fundamentally alter model dynamics in ways that should be considered. Subsequently, I will discuss how cells use complex and nonlinear signaling to regulate their cytoskeleton, giving rise to a diverse array of cellular morphologies and behaviors (e.g. polarity, wave-like dynamics, and different types of migration). In the course of this discussion, I will highlight a newly developed class of singular perturbation methods that provide a highly efficient and automatable way to map the non-linear properties of complex, nonlinear, and spatial regulatory systems. These techniques fill a void between simple (but limited) linear analysis techniques and more thorough (but in most cases impractical) fully non-linear PDE methods.

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    TIME Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jawaad Ahmad    jawaad.ahmad@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jan
    21

    Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Monday, January 21, 2019

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  • Jan
    24

    Susanne Horn: Advanced Models of Thermal Convection: A Window into Coherent Structures and Geophysical Turbulence

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jawaad Ahmad    jawaad.ahmad@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jan
    28

    Whole-Brain Leadership for PhD Students Seminar Series: You Don't Need a Weatherman

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW Classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    25

    Tony Gao

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Apr
    8

    Vijay Balasubramanian

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    13

    Alastair Rucklidge

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Jun
    3

    James Swan

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, June 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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