Collective Stochastic Dynamics of Microbiological Systems

Peter Kramer
Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

(January 17, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM)

Collective Stochastic Dynamics of Microbiological Systems

Abstract

My primary goal in this talk will be to provide a summary of some current research interests with the hope of stimulating potential collaborations with other faculty and postdocs during my time at MBI. The general theme will concern the effective statistical description of a complex microbiological system consisting of a number of individual dynamical components with some structural interactions as well as with stochastic noise sources. I will briefly touch on the examples of molecular motors and swimming microorganisms, then describe in some more detail a recent study of synchrony in stochastically driven neuronal networks.