|Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Title: The Mathematics of Biological Time
Abstract: Biological clocks with a period around 24-hours (circadian) have been identified in most creatures and basically every cell type within your body. Improper timekeeping has been linked to many diseases and disorders including AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, bipolar, cancer, cardiac arrest, diabetes, jetlag and sleep disorders. In this talk, I will highlight the challenges and recent developments in how we mathematically represent and analyze biological timekeeping. I will also provide several examples of how clocks in living organisms use diverse mathematical concepts to properly time biological events.
Speaker: Daniel Forger
Institution: Univ of Michigan