Abstract: We aim to establish and experimentally test mathematical models of developmental dynamics. While the foundation of this research is based on models of isolated developmental events, the ultimate challenge is to establish models that span multiple stages of development and multiple levels of biological organization. These range from specific chemical reactions in single cells to coordinated dynamics of multiple cells during tissue morphogenesis. Examples of our mathematical models - from the events in the Drosophila egg to the early stages of embryogenesis - will be presented. Each of these will demonstrate what had been learned from model analysis and model-driven experiments, and what further research directions are guided by these models.
Seminar will followed by a reception in the Icahn Atrium