The Department of Applied Mathematics would like to invite the UW academic community to our next edition of the BOEING seminar featuring Professor Linda Petzold (University of California at Santa Barbara).
Day: Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Place: Smith Hall 120
Time: 4:00-5:00pm with reception to follow in Lewis Hall (Lounge, 2nd floor)
Speaker: Linda Petzold (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Title: The Emerging Roles and Computational Challenges of Stochasticity in Biological Systems
Abstract:In recent years it has become increasingly clear that stochasticity plays an important role in many biological processes. Examples include bistable genetic switches, noise enhanced robustness of oscillations, and fluctuation enhanced sensitivity or “stochastic focusing.” Numerous cellular systems rely on spatial stochastic noise for robust performance. We examine the need for stochastic models, report on the state of the art of algorithms and software for modeling and simulation of stochastic biochemical systems, and identify some computational challenges. For more information and updates about the BOEING seminars, please go to the website http://depts.washington.edu/amath/news/boeing/