Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Quantification of NF-kappaB: marriage of genetics, biochemistry and mathematical modeling
Speaker: Andre Levchenko
Speaker Info: Johns Hopkins University
Brief Description:
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The NF-kappaB pathway is at the heart of cellular and physiological stress responses. Its activation underlies the life and death decisions on the level of a single cell, being vastly important in understanding of a myriad of diseases, including cancer and auto-immune syndromes. The dynamics of activation of this pathway displays many idiosyncratic and functionally significant characteristics, which were recently addressed by us through iterative and integrative use of a variety of computational and experimental techniques. Among the insights gained was a much deeper understanding of gene regulation by this pathway and its modular organization. In my presentation, I will illustrate the amazing power of computational analysis when it is tightly linked with experimental research, in understanding of this and other signaling phenomena.
Date: Friday, April 01, 2005
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Ted Rieger
Contact email: t-rieger1@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 874-425-1642
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