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Qbio Seminar Series: Jacob Notbohm

Event Details

When: October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

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

Jacob Notbohm

Jacob Notbohm
Asst. Professor
Engineering Physics
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Linking mathematical variables to biological observations in collective cell migration

During wound repair, embryonic development, and cancer invasion, cells migrate in cooperative groups, packs, clusters, and swirls. Mathematical models have begun to investigate how the motion results from the active forces of cell contraction, but the models typically have numerous mathematical variables with an unclear connection to biology. Here, using a combination of experiments and theory, we seek to clarify some of those variables, thereby strengthening the connection between the mathematics and the biology.

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.