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MathBio Seminar

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 4:00pm

Isaac Klapper

Temple University


University of Pennsylvania

DRL A1 and via Zoom

The talk will also be available online: Meeting ID: 967 6263 0263 Passcode: 095803

Outside of laboratories, microbial communities (biofilms and other types) often exist in relatively stable environments where, on average, resource quality and quantity are predictable. Under such conditions, these communities are able to organize into tuned chemical factories, efficiently turning resources into biomass and waste byproducts. To do so, physical, chemical, and biological constraints must be accommodated. In this seminar, techniques to model this organization will be discussed, including the importance of coupling microscale metabolic information to community scale transport processes.