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  • Feb
    24

    Alan Lindsay: The Mathematics of Diffusive Signaling and the Role of Receptor Clustering in Chemoreception

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: The Mathematics of Diffusive Signaling and the Role of Receptor Clustering in Chemoreception

    Speaker: Alan Lindsay, Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame

    Abstract: Cells receive chemical signals at localized surface receptors, process the data and make decisions on where to move or what to do. Receptors occupy only a small fraction of the cell surface area, yet they exhibit exquisite sensory capacity. In this talk I will give an overview of the mathematics of this phenomenon and discuss recent results focusing on receptor organization. In many cell types, receptors have very particular spatial organization or clustering - the biophysical role of which is not fully understood. In this talk I will explore how the number and configuration of receptors allows cells to deduce directional information on the source of diffusing particles. This involves a wide array of mathematical techniques from asymptotic analysis, homogenization theory, computational PDEs and Bayesian statistical methodologies. Our results show that receptor organization plays a large role in how cells decode their environmental situation and infer the location of distant sources.

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    TIME Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Mar
    2

    Rennie Mirollo: Is the Ott-Antonsen Manifold Attracting?

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Meelee Ahn Park    meelee.park@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    9

    John Gemmer, Ph.D., Wake Forest University

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Meelee Ahn Park    meelee.park@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    14

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 14, 2020

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  • Mar
    21

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 21, 2020

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  • Mar
    30

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 30, 2020

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  • Mar
    31

    Spring Classes Begin 8 a.m. - Note: Northwestern Monday - Monday classes

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    TIME Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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