Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Lyman L. Handy Colloquia
Tue, Oct 02, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
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Speaker: Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna , H.C.Peffer Distinguished Professor, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. Purdue University
Talk Title: Metabolic Complexity. Is there Music Behind it?
Abstract: The complexity of metabolic networks would appear to fit in more appropriately with a cacophonic scenario than anything remotely musical. However, this talk will attempt to show that a mathematical view can be had of this complex process in which the phenomenon of metabolic regulation can be likened to the conductor of a symphonic orchestra summoning combinations of instruments representing metabolic reactions towards superlative music. It will be the objective of this seminar to let this analogy lead the discussion of a cybernetic theory of cellular metabolism which interprets the diversity of gene expression as a targeted effort to maximize the organism's survival. The applicability of the model to bioprocess engineering is demonstrated.
Host: Professor Theo Tsotsis
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Karen Woo/Mork Family