(PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM) Dynamics of Living Systems: From Actin Waves to Cell Migration

When: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Physics : 1410
Event Type(s): Colloquium

Speaker: Wolfgang Losert, University of Maryland
Abstract: Living systems are very dynamic. From the directed motion of individual immune cells chasing an invader to the intricate collective motion of cells in a developing embryo cellular motion is critical to life. The control of cell dynamics is of significant practical importance in tackling complex diseases such as cancer, where cell migration is central to cancer metastasis. But for systems of such complexity, how can the dynamics even be characterized, much less steered? While genomics has given us unprecedented quantitative insight into the inner workings of the cell, genetic and proteomic properties are highly variable from cell to cell and from patient to patient...Full Abstract at, http://tinyurl.com/l8gaqqd

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