Waves and traveling phenomena in living systems
Tuesday, June 15 at 11:30am (PDT)Tuesday, June 15 at 07:30pm (BST)Wednesday, June 16 03:30am (KST)
Stephanie Dodson (University of California, Davis, United States), Scott McCalla (Montana State University, United States)
Wavelike phenomena arise in biological systems across a multitude of scales. Examples include growing fronts of tumors, action potentials in cardiac dynamics, population invasions and swarms, and the emergence of localized epidemic outbreaks on networks. Understanding the dynamics of these evolving patterns is crucial for uncovering what biological processes lead to their formation and propagation, and eventually in developing techniques to mediate any adverse effects from their existence. This mini-symposium brings together techniques stemming from the study of dynamical systems and nonlinear waves to study diverse applications of experimentally observed waves in biological systems.