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Events for day: Thursday 10 January 2019    
           10:00 - 11:00     Weekly Seminar
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Gene Expression to Understand Phenotypic Heterogeneity and the Response of Methylobacterium extorquens to Formaldehyde Toxicity


Methylobacterium extorquens is a facultative methylotrophic bacterium that lives on plant leaves. As part of the natural oxidation pathway of methanol secreted from the leaves, formaldehyde is generated. Experiments have shown there is phenotypic heterogeneity in tolerance to formaldehyde, and this heterogeneity varies continuously. Exposing M. extorquens to a high concentration (4 mM) of formaldehyde changed the distribution of tolerance to formaldehyde. In the first part of this work, we introduced a mathematical model to investigate the processes involved in the change of the tolerance distribution. The model suggests there is an absolute ...

           11:00 - 12:00     Theory Weekly Seminar(TWS)
Lecture Series on Critical Curves-Second Session


Abstract: When two different phases of matter are simultaneously present they meet at a phase boundary or interface. As the temperature (or other macroscopic parameters) approaches the criticality, this boundary becomes scale invariant we have referred to such curves as critical curves. In these lectures we will present and discuss certain tools namely Schramm-Loewner Evolution (SLEk) to describe such critical curves.

Larak Seminar Room