Patterning and morphing control by fluid flows

31 Aug
Widely Applied Mathematics Seminar
Karen Alim- MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Thursday, August 31, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Maxwell Dworkin G125

During the development of an organism, coordination of growth on large scales in short time is essential. Fluid flows are a powerful mean to induce, transmit but also respond to biological signals and thus orchestrate patterning and morphing of an organism. We investigate the role of fluid flows during the growth and adaptation of transport networks focusing on the network-forming slime mold Physarum polycephalum and the vascular networks of plants and animals.

 

Host: 
Michael Brenner