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Modeling symmetry breaking in actin networks

Mathematical Biology

Speaker: Alex Mogilner, NPB and Math, UCD
Location: 3106 MSB
Start time: Mon, Apr 9 2007, 4:10PM

I will discuss mathematical and computational models of two fascinating cell biological phenomena: 1) stationary disc-shapes cell becoming crescent- shaped and starting to move, and 2) bacteria surrounded by a spherical growing gel 'break through' the gel and starting to move