|Date and time||12 April 2018, Thursday, 12:00 - 13:00|
|Venue||1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba|
|Access||Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae|
|Speaker||Dr. Leon Avery, University of Waterloo|
|Subject||Social Behavior in worm larvae|
|Summary||After starvation, newly hatched /C.elegans/ larvae come together spontaneously to form aggregates. Neither the purpose nor the mechanism of this aggregation behavior are known. We have developed a simple chemotaxis model (loosely based on the classic Keller-Segel model for slime mold aggregation) to explain the mechanism. I have developed numerical simulations based on this model. These simulations are partly successful in reproducing some aspects of the behavior.
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|Contact||International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine
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