Simulation of Emergent Behavior in Multicellular Aggregates

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 311 (Hynes Convention Center)
Melissa Kemp, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Construction of biological machines is enhanced by understanding how emergent structures naturally arise during developmental processes through mechanical, biochemical and electrical communication. This presentation will discuss results from computational models that simulate the growth, division, and differentiation of multicellular systems into emergent patterns and the challenges in quantifying and predicting dynamic behaviors in engineered living systems.