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MathBio Seminar

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

Sookkyung Lim

University of Cincinnati


University of Pennsylvania

DRL 4C8 and via Zoom

Bacterial motility mediated by flagellar rotation is one of the most ubiquitous swimming strategies in the world of microorganisms. Many species of flagellated bacteria navigate the fluid environment as they interact with the physical and chemical microenvironment for biological processes, and their swimming patterns are mostly characterized by the number and the arrangement of flagella over the cell body. Understanding the swimming mechanism of such bacteria is a challenging subject that involves interactions between the biological, engineering, mathematical, and physical sciences.  In this talk I will present a versatile model of a self-propelled microswimmer that can address the underlying mechanisms of the complex hydrodynamics of bacteria such as E. coli and P. putida

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