Frontier of the New Biology: Interplay between Mathematical Models and Complex Data
主 题: Frontier of the New Biology: Interplay between Mathematical Models and Complex Data
报告人: Prof Qing Nie (University of California)
时 间: 2015-10-12 10:00-11:00
地 点: 理科一号楼 1114
In 2009, US National Research Council of the National Academies published a report, called “A New Biology for the 21st Century”. One of the major emphases in the New Biology is the integration between biology and mathematics. As explosion of biological measurements takes place in biology due to rapid technology development in recent years, the challenge lies in how to connect and make sense of the massive experimental data collected in various forms at different spatial and temporal scales. Mathematical modeling is becoming an increasingly important tool that enables better understanding of the complex data in biology. In this talk, I will use research carried out in my group as examples to illustrate how mathematics can help discover new knowledge in biology as well as how biological models introduce new challenges and opportunities in mathematics.