Control theory for microbiology
Tuesday, June 15 at 11:30am (PDT)Tuesday, June 15 at 07:30pm (BST)Wednesday, June 16 03:30am (KST)
Robert Planqué (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands), Diego Oyarzún (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Mustafa Khammash (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
In recent years, there has been much interest in the design and study of control theory in unicellular life. The aims are both fundamental and applied. We wish to understand how cells control themselves, by maintaining homeostatis, or by adapting to changing conditions. In synthetic biology, microbial cells such as bacteria and yeasts are to be controlled to produce compounds such as medicines or flavours. Also bioreactors need to be optimised to be cost-effective and give high yields. In this minisymposium, four speakers will present recent results, highlighting state of the art applications of control theory in cellular systems.