2012-10-11 Dynamics and Stochasticity of Competence in Wild-type Bacillus subtiliis, and in an Evolutionary Plausible Mutant

Speaker: Marc Turcotte

                 Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington

Time: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct.11th, 2012

Venue: Conference Room 118, Science Building, Tsinghua University

Abstract: In the first part of the talk, I will be explaining how the subtle interplay of dynamics and stochasticicity pervades the phenotype of wild-type bacterium Bacillus subtiliis. In the second part of the talk, I will be focusing on the behavior of an evolutionary plausible mutant recently studied. I will show how nonlinear dynamics and stochasticity collaborate closely to implement phenotype, and how the topology of the core regulatory circuit correlates to experimental observables.