Analytical Study of a Genetic Toggle Switch
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 29th November 2010
- Speaker: Juan Venegas-Ortiz (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Genetic networks play a relevant role in the regulation of the functions of living cells. One example is the genetic switch, where the genes can be turned on and off, depending on the state of the system. I will introduce how genetic networks behave in general, and then I will talk about the simulations and analytical techniques used to study a simple example.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..