Statistical mechanics of a model of genetic switch with linear feedback - Part 1
- Event time: 10:15am
- Event date: 13th November 2008
- Speaker: Paolo Visco (University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 4309, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
It is often observed that populations of bacteria which are genetically identical and live in the same environment are strongly heterogeneous. One way to achieve such heterogeneity is to switch between different gene expressions. I will present a minimal model where this switching is self regulated through a feedback mechanism. In the first lecture I will show how to obtain an analytical solution of the model in the steady state. In the second lecture I will address some questions related to the statistics of the time intervals between flips.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..