MBI Emphasis Year on Mathematical Modeling Of Cell Processes
September 2003 - August 2004
Jessie Au (College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University);
Marek Kimmel (Department of Statistics, Rice University);
Denise Kirschner (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical Schoo)l;
James Sneyd (Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand);
John Tyson (Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
In the past few years, the importance of mathematical models in the study of cellular processes has become widely accepted. Mathematical models have played an important role, for example, in understanding how oscillations in cell cycles lead to regular cell division, and how intercellular calcium waves coordinate cellular response over large areas. In this year, we shall explore topics from cell growth and death, to intercellular communications, and to the behaviors of large populations of cells such at those found in the immune system. Each quarter features tutorial sessions to provide important background information as well as in-depth workshops examining the issues described. Postdocs, graduate students, and faculty members interested in learning more about cell processes and the mathematical modeling of these processes are encouraged to attend.