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Mathematical Biology Seminar

 

 

Tuesday, 03/26/2019, at 4:10 - 5:00

 

 

SPARK 327

 

 

 

 

Cellular Noise and Metabolic Trade-Offs

 

Andreas E. Vasdekis

Assistant Professor

 

 

Department of Physics, University of Idaho

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract

 

 

 

No two individual cells ever “look” the same, even if they share the same genes and grow under identical conditions. This unexpected phenomenon, generally termed cellular noise, inevitably emerges due to the stochastic nature of molecular-level interactions during protein production. In this talk I will introduce this phenomenon, its origins, and present our recent findings in eliciting the impacts of cellular noise on metabolic trade-offs between growth and lipid production.