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Qbio Seminar Series: Brian McLoon & Tracy Smith

Event Details

When: October 5, 2016, 2:00 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

Brian McLoone

Brian McLoone
Post Doc
Systems Biology
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Cooperation and conflict in tuberculosis: game theoretic and experimental perspectives

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith
Research Specialist
SMPH
University of Wisconsin–Madison

It makes sense to cooperate in a collective task only if a sufficiently large number of individuals are cooperating as well, like when moving a heavy piece of furniture.  At the same time, if there are enough individuals already cooperating, it might be rational to hang back and let your friends do all of the work. Using game theory and experimentally-derived data, we aim to answer the following question: does a similar scenario playout between bacterial sub-populations during Mycobacterium tuberculosis biofilm formation.

All QBio sponsored talks take place on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Orchard View room of the Discovery Building unless otherwise noted. Talks are open to the public. Access to the room is via the elevator behind Aldo’s Cafe in the Northeast corner of the building.