Mathematical modeling of emergent phenomena in cell colonies
Monday, June 14 at 09:30am (PDT)Monday, June 14 at 05:30pm (BST)Tuesday, June 15 01:30am (KST)
Shawn D. Ryan (Cleveland State University, United States), Mykhailo Potomkin (UC Riverside, United States), Jia Gou (UC Riverside, United States)
Biological systems are complex, they typically consist of a vast number of interacting components, which may exhibit an emergent behavior. Though phenomena occur at the macroscale, it is the result of spontaneous cooperation between the components at the microscale. Examples are collective swimming of bacteria changing the rheology of a bacterial suspension, and steady cell motility originated from molecular motors moving inside a cell. How collective nonlinear interactions at the microscale result in observable behavior at the macroscale is a challenging question. The goal of this special session is to gather experts in mathematical models capable of describing emergent behavior in various biological contexts with the focus on microorganisms and their colonies.