CAA Talk: Mathematical models of bacterial quorum sensing (Cerit, TUM)

Time: 18.02.2020, 10:30-11:30am
Room: 03.323 Besprechungsraum Chair in Applied Analysis (Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship)

Mathematical models of bacterial quorum sensing
Dr. Judith Cerit (Mathematische Modellierung Biologischer Systeme, Fakultät für Mathematik, Technische Universität München)

Abstract:
Bacterial quorum sensing (QS) is a mechanism used by bacteria to coordinate gene expression. Among QS-regulated processes are motility, biofilm formation and virulence. In this talk, I present some ways to model quorum sensing mathematically. The examples vary through bacterial strains and modelling approaches, including evolutionary approaches. The idea is to give a broad overview of the types of mathematical models and the corresponding mathematical questions posed by this area of microbiology.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg