Please join us via ZOOM on Friday at 3 PM to hear Casian Pantea speak on...
Title: Structure and dynamics in biochemical interaction networks
Abstract: Models of biochemical processes are typically high-dimensional nonlinear ODE systems that involve numerous parameters. Dynamical properties of such systems (bistability, oscillation, local and global stability of equilibria) can sometimes be studied on a case-by-case basis, but such analyses are complicated by the uncertainty of the parameter values, which are seldom known precisely. A parallel approach that has been very successful during the last forty years attempts to connect dynamical behaviors of reaction networks with their structure, i.e. the wiring diagram of the network. Surprisingly, the structure of the network imposes powerful restrictions on what the reaction network may do. In this talk I will review classical and new results relating dynamics and structure in reaction networks, with applications from biochemistry.
Contact one of the coordinators for the ZOOM info -- Kristen Roland (rolandke) or Nadun Dissanayake (nadunkul).
About the Speaker: Dr. Casian Pantea is an assistant professor of Mathematics at West Virginia University. He was a post-doc at Imperial College London. Casian received his PhD and MS in Mathematics and a MS in Statistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BS in Mathematics at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. His primary research is focused in the mathematical analysis of interaction network models and its implications to systems biology. He is currently being supported by an NSF DMS grant.