MS03 - CDEV-1 Cartoon Room 2 (#3147) in The Ohio Union
Data-driven, modeling, and topological techniques in cell and developmental biology
Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30am
Alexandria Volkening, Andreas Buttenschoen, Veronica Ciocanel
Cell and developmental biology spans many interconnected temporal and spatial scales, including carefully orchestrated genetic regulatory networks and other intracellular dynamics, interactions between pairs of cells, and the collective behavior of thousands of cells during tissue formation or disease-related tissue disruption. Whether focused on questions such as how cells make decisions about their fate, respond to external signals, regulate their shape, migrate, or communicate with one another, the mathematical methods that researchers develop to address these questions are similarly broad and interconnected. Motivated by these observations, our minisymposium brings together scientists addressing a wide range of biological questions using data-driven approaches, mathematical modeling, or topological techniques. Our goal is to showcase mathematically complementary approaches and highlight interconnected questions in cell and developmental biology.